Definition of kinetics in English:


plural noun

  • 1[usually treated as singular] The branch of chemistry or biochemistry concerned with measuring and studying the rates of reactions.

    • ‘The physical chemist is concerned concerned with the rate of change in a substance, which is the study of reaction kinetics.’
    • ‘Chemical kinetics is the study of the rates of reactions and of the factors that determine the speed of a reaction.’
    • ‘It is possible to analyze the kinetics of a reaction using a very small amount of material.’
    • ‘Artists rely on the structure provided by laws of kinetics and pattern and chemistry as much as on chance.’
    • ‘In chemistry we talked about kinetics, and we had the Bunsens on to keep us warm.’
    1. 1.1[usually treated as plural]The rates of chemical or biochemical reaction.
      • ‘Only intercalating dyes exhibit decay kinetics simple enough to attempt a lifetime-based analytical procedure.’
      • ‘The relative stomatal response revealed identical kinetics during irradiation with white light or with light of defined quality.’
      • ‘Another important term used to characterize chemical reactions kinetics is ‘half-life.’’
      • ‘He explained that the differences in the serum levels of the drug products do not necessarily indicate differences in quality, but do reflect their different kinetics.’
      • ‘A mechanism for their deactivation is proposed based on two different conformers decaying with different kinetics.’
    2. 1.2Physics
      another term for dynamics
      • ‘And as Ryman remembers, ‘It was a unique and successful program in applied heath sciences, human kinetics and leisure studies.’’