kinetic
adjective Etymology: Greek kinētikos, from kinētos, from kinein Date: 1864 1. of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith 2. a. active, lively b. dynamic, energizing <
a kinetic performer
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3. of or relating to kinetic art • kinetically adverb

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