One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Relating to or resulting from motion.
driving, impelling, propelling, propulsive, operative, moving, motorView synonyms
- ‘The fight for Samarra was not won on completion of the kinetic phase of operations.’
- ‘However, the cybernetic approach requires kinetic information for all the reactions in the network.’
- ‘In the next section the thermodynamic and kinetic feasibility of the symplastic transport pathway will be assessed.’
- ‘For Wight, nature's timelessness transcends kinetic motion and the realm of the ticking clock.’
- ‘Therefore, the appearance of new bands in the rate spectra corresponds to new kinetic processes.’
- ‘This implies a redundancy problem at both the kinematic and kinetic level.’
- ‘Well, some people are visual, audial, or kinetic sensors, applying their preference to a broader stage.’
- ‘In classical physics, there are two types of energy: kinetic and potential.’
- ‘Some of the kinetic parameters of these metastable forms have been characterized.’
- ‘We consider it far more likely that kinematic and kinetic aspects of forelimb motion coevolved.’
- ‘These mixed dimers are formed with a kinetic coefficient that is half that determined for the native dimers.’
- ‘The management of energy transfer between its kinetic and potential forms requires complex control within the central nervous system.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘So the quality is kinetic, not static; you have to see it moving, you can't stop it and get it.’
- ‘For a better understanding of the steps involved, we undertook their kinetic analysis under high pressure.’
- ‘The composition matrix is expected to represent the eigenvector matrix of the unknown kinetic matrix.’
- ‘According to kinetic molecular theory, pressure arises from the impact of gas molecules on container walls.’
- ‘Finally, temperature, which affects the kinetic properties of the transport systems involved, also has to be taken into account.’
- ‘Thus, only few experimental studies of fast kinetic processes under high pressure are reported.’
- 1.1 (of a work of art) depending on movement for its effect.
- ‘Last but not least, hanging above the ground floor is the kinetic sculpture.’
- ‘One entire hangar was dedicated to video art and films, as well as kinetic light art and holograms.’
- ‘The kinetic works stole the show, inducting the viewer into a realm beyond our normal experiences of space and time.’
- ‘The tubes may be combined with supplemental materials; some works are kinetic.’
- ‘The effect of these works is kinetic and compares to cells in film or frames in comic strips.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek kinētikos, from kinein ‘to move’.
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