• WordNet 3.6
    • adj kinetic supplying motive force "the complex civilization of which Rome was the kinetic center"- H.O.Taylor"
    • adj kinetic characterized by motion "modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime"
    • adj kinetic relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith "kinetic energy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a kinetic (Physics) Moving or causing motion; motory; active, as opposed to latent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • kinetic Causing motion; motory.
    • kinetic Pertaining to or consisting in motion: as, kinetic energy (energy in the form of motion).
    • n kinetic Same as kinetics.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. kinhtiko`s, from kinei^n to move


In literature:

Little by little it was losing its excess of kinetic energy.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The kinetic theory of gases owes much to his labours, Clerk Maxwell calling him its principal founder.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
These results again agree well with the values given by the kinetic theory of gases.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 8" by Various
With Group C. (Kinetic) we touch the most vital portion of the subject, for the kinetic quality in art amounts to the quality of life in man.
"A Novelist on Novels" by W. L. George
This is important on account of its bearing on the kinetic theory of the tides.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
The friction of rest or quiescence, "statical friction," is greater than that of motion, or "kinetic friction.
"Friction, Lubrication and the Lubricants in Horology" by William T. Lewis
At intermediate positions the energy is partly kinetic and partly potential.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
Kinetic energy is possessed by bodies in virtue of their motion.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Energy, whether kinetic or potential, may be observable and due to mass-motion; or it may be invisible and due to molecular movements.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
Energy is described by physicists as kinetic and potential.
"Oscar Wilde" by Arthur Ransome

In news:

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Kinetic art is art that depends on motion for its effect.
Kinetic sculpture, such as this created by Greg Koetsch and raced in Boston, Mass.
With the first annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, Santa Cruz starts to take artistic movements literally.
Kinetic Trainers Adds Dornseif to Staff.
Kinetic Sculpture Using Toys, Fire and Water.
Kinetic skulptures must be human powered and capable of handling pavement, sand, mud and water.
Color Kinetics Inc. Today announced that it has been awarded a new technology patent that will enable future use of LED-based lighting systems as a means of communication through a local area network.
Centenary College participates in NASCAR Kinetics competition.
In the present study, we present important modifications to the DSF procedure to obtain real-time kinetic analysis of protein unfolding.
CHAMPAIGN — A national program that promotes youth fitness is changing to emphasize health over performance — and materials published by Champaign-based Human Kinetics will be part of the new program.
CHAMPAIGN — Look for a soccer field to be developed this summer on land south of Human Kinetics in Champaign.
Company CEO Brian Holding said Human Kinetics , at 1607 N Market St, has agreed to let the Champaign Park District use the land the next five years for recreational purposes.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and Human Kinetics Form Publishing Partnership.
The use of computational thermodynamics and kinetic simulations are well established in the areas of alloy design and process optimization.

In science:

U (r) being the kinetic and potential energy respectively.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
This allows one to generalize the paraxial kinetic equation, including large angle scattering.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
Like the usual chiral Lagrangian, this Lagrangian consists of a kinetic term and a mass term.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
States (a) and (b) of the effectons differ in potential energy only, however, their kinetic energies, momentums and spatial dimensions - are the same.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
The contributions of each of these quasiparticles determine the total internal energy, kinetic and potential energies, viscosity, thermal conductivity, vapor pressure and many other parameters (Kaivarainen, 2001).
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity