• WordNet 3.6
    • n kinetics the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n kinetics (Physics) See Dynamics.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kinetics That branch of the science of dynamics which treats of forces causing or changing the motion in bodies or of the circumstances of actual motion: opposed to statics, and synonymous with dynamics in one of the senses of that word. See dynamics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kinetics ki-net′iks the science which treats of the action of force in producing or changing motion
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kinētikoskinein, to move.


In literature:

He was still optimistic, but it was a less kinetic, a more thoughtful optimism.
"The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells
At first his thoughts were kinetic, of deeds and not relationships.
"The Wheels of Chance" by H. G. Wells
Kinetic atoms led only to motion; never to direction or progress.
"The Education of Henry Adams" by Henry Adams
The feelings excited by improper art are kinetic, desire or loathing.
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce
What acrostic upon the abbreviation of his first name had he (kinetic poet) sent to Miss Marion (Molly) Tweedy on the 14 February 1888?
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Such kinetic configurations we cannot consider to be matter.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
The first of these axioms, forming the fifth axiom of congruence, will be called the axiom of 'kinetic symmetry.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
He wrote to her of kinetics and atoms as if she had been a fellow-student.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Energy is recognised in two forms, kinetic and potential.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
Their kinetic impulse is rather considerable!
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell

In news:

"Weird" Al Yankovic makes brilliant use of kinetic typography to ask, beg, plead everyone he knows to stop forwarding email crap to him.
Memorial Day weekend may have come and gone, and with it our world famous Kinetic Race, but the Kinetic kontroversy that surfaced before and during the race just took another major turn.
In March, the Arts Academy visual arts division welcomes renowned kinetic sculpture artist, Arthur Ganson.
A Gift From a Father to a Son: Theo Jansen's Kinetic Sculptures.
L ike a plant that opens its petals to collect dew, the Blooming Tower by Mekene Architecture responds to environmental changes with a kinetic facade that opens and closes throughout the day.
Kinetic 's 1/48 scale Grumman Prowler features folded wings, a first for an Intruder or Prowler kit.
Novak's flagship speed control, the Kinetic can be fine tuned via the NovaLink™, which also provides the latest firmware for your ESC.
With the Programming Interface, racers can adjust and fine-tune their Kinetic 's parameters to their exact specifications.
Bright, Shiny and Kinetic .
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)— Kinetic Trainers by Kurt has hired Wes Dornseif as its new inside sales representative.
All hail Emma Breacain, aka Emma the Emchantress, crowned queen of the Kinetic Sculpture Race at a ceremony Friday night.
Kinetic , the outdoor media agency, has launched a healthcare practice.
Electrolux Kelvinator to Ink Deal with Kinetic Arm Sep 7, 2004 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Indian home appliances firm Electrolux Kelvinator Ltd (EKL) is set to enter into a nationwide tie-up with Kinetic Engineering Ltd.'s direct selling arm, Kinetic Marketing & Services (KMS).
Kinetic Models for Microbial Survival During Processing.

In science:

We focus on the nearest-neighbor case, denoted by the subscript hij i. A kinetic version of the RBIM is obtained by associating Glauber spin-flip kinetics (Si → −Si ) or Kawasaki spin-exchange kinetics (Si ↔ Sj ) with the Hamiltonian in Eq. (1).
Domain Growth in Random Magnets
The “localized” Lagrangian also contains a gauge invariant kinetic term for Φ and gauge invariant kinetic terms for the fermionic ghost fields.
An equivalence of two mass generation mechanisms for gauge fields
If collisions with protons are the dominant factor in determining the relative population of the J = 0 and J = 1 levels though, then T01 should represent the proton kinetic temperature and thus the kinetic temperature of the gas in general (Savage et al. 1977).
H3+ in Diffuse Interstellar Clouds: a Tracer for the Cosmic-Ray Ionization Rate
Behavior of β ’s coefficients of benzene for different values of the kinetic energy cut-off. (b) The asymptotic values β∞ plotted as a function of the kinetic energy cut-off; the figure shows that they can be connected by a straight line with slope of about 0.5.
Turbo charging time-dependent density-functional theory with Lanczos chains
This can be understood from the fact that, in the log-Poisson model, the available kinetic energy in the most intermittent structures for dissipation is assumed to be the kinetic energy at the integral scale (see Appendix A).
The effect of turbulent intermittency on the deflagration to detonation transition in SN Ia explosions