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KINETIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does kinetic mean? 

KINETIC (adjective)
  The adjective KINETIC has 3 senses:

1. relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith
2. characterized by motion
3. supplying motive force

  Familiarity information: KINETIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


KINETIC (adjective)


Sense 1kinetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

kinetic energy

Pertainym:

kinetics (the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies)


Sense 2kinetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by motion

Context example:

modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime

Similar:

moving (in motion)


Sense 3kinetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supplying motive force

Synonyms:

energising; energizing; kinetic

Context example:

the complex civilization of which Rome was the kinetic center

Similar:

dynamic; dynamical (characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality)


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