Definition of kinetic in English:

kinetic

adjective

  • 1Relating to or resulting from motion.

    • ‘So the quality is kinetic, not static; you have to see it moving, you can't stop it and get it.’
    • ‘However, the cybernetic approach requires kinetic information for all the reactions in the network.’
    • ‘In classical physics, there are two types of energy: kinetic and potential.’
    • ‘In the next section the thermodynamic and kinetic feasibility of the symplastic transport pathway will be assessed.’
    • ‘The fight for Samarra was not won on completion of the kinetic phase of operations.’
    • ‘Finally, temperature, which affects the kinetic properties of the transport systems involved, also has to be taken into account.’
    • ‘Some of the kinetic parameters of these metastable forms have been characterized.’
    • ‘For a better understanding of the steps involved, we undertook their kinetic analysis under high pressure.’
    • ‘According to kinetic molecular theory, pressure arises from the impact of gas molecules on container walls.’
    • ‘This paper is a mini review of kinetic and kinematic evidence on the control of the hand with emphasis on grasping.’
    • ‘From the measurements thermodynamic and kinetic information can be derived.’
    • ‘The management of energy transfer between its kinetic and potential forms requires complex control within the central nervous system.’
    • ‘Thus, only few experimental studies of fast kinetic processes under high pressure are reported.’
    • ‘This implies a redundancy problem at both the kinematic and kinetic level.’
    • ‘The composition matrix is expected to represent the eigenvector matrix of the unknown kinetic matrix.’
    • ‘For Wight, nature's timelessness transcends kinetic motion and the realm of the ticking clock.’
    • ‘We consider it far more likely that kinematic and kinetic aspects of forelimb motion coevolved.’
    • ‘Therefore, the appearance of new bands in the rate spectra corresponds to new kinetic processes.’
    • ‘These mixed dimers are formed with a kinetic coefficient that is half that determined for the native dimers.’
    • ‘Well, some people are visual, audial, or kinetic sensors, applying their preference to a broader stage.’
    1. 1.1(of a work of art) depending on movement for its effect.
      • ‘The tubes may be combined with supplemental materials; some works are kinetic.’
      • ‘Last but not least, hanging above the ground floor is the kinetic sculpture.’
      • ‘The kinetic works stole the show, inducting the viewer into a realm beyond our normal experiences of space and time.’
      • ‘The effect of these works is kinetic and compares to cells in film or frames in comic strips.’
      • ‘One entire hangar was dedicated to video art and films, as well as kinetic light art and holograms.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek kinētikos, from kinein to move.

Pronunciation:

kinetic

/kɪˈnɛtɪk//kʌɪˈnɛtɪk/