Kinetic

[k_ɪ_n_ˈɛ_t_ɪ_k], [kɪnˈɛtɪk], [kɪnˈɛtɪk]

Definitions of kinetic:

  1.   characterized by motion; " modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime"
  2.   The study of rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
  3.   Producing motion.
  4.   The science which treats of the action of forces in causing or influencing motion.
  5.   Energy employed in producing or changing motion; division centre in cell- division.
  6.   relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith; " kinetic energy"
  7.   supplying motive force; " the complex civilization of which Rome was the kinetic center"- H. O. Taylor
  8.   Pertaining to, or imparting, motion; active; as, kinetic energy.
  9.   1. Relating to motion or muscular movements. 2. A hypothetical substance supposed to excite ameboid movement in leucocytes.
  10.   The science of the action of forces in causing motion.
  11.   Applied to agents causing motion.
  12.   Moving or causing motion; motory; active, as opposed to latent.

Antonyms for kinetic:

enervated, Irksome, vapid, apathetic, impassive, lackadaisical, lazy, inert, adynamic, indolent, languid, leaden, nonmoving, unmoving, phlegmatic, limp, dead, torpid, inactive, dull, weary, lethargic, sluggish, listless, Languishing, spiritless, inanimate, stolid, languorous, undynamic, quiescent, tired, boring, lifeless, tedious, sleepy, asleep, unambitious.


Quotes for kinetic:

  1. In the course of my stay there, I also showed how one could analyse the experimental kinetic curves for the reaction of haemoglobin with carbon dioxide or oxygen by simulations in the computer, and so fit the rate constants. – Aaron Klug
  2. Later in the fifties I got involved in kinetic studies using my long forgotten math background. – William Standish Knowles
  3. They are more beautiful than anything in the world, kinetic sculptures, perfect form in motion. – Kate Millett
  4. All my stories are webs of style and none seems at first blush to contain much kinetic matter. For me style is matter. – Vladimir Nabokov
  5. The factor most ignored in discussing interstellar flight is the kinetic energy that must be invested in the ship to make its tons of matter move at a substantial fraction of the speed of light. – Barney Oliver

Usage examples for kinetic:

  1. One such has been named the kinetic system because it comes into play in situations which demand prompt adaptation without hesitancy, and a consequent immediate transformation of static or stored energy into kinetic or active energy. ” – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  2. Thus internal kinetic energy would maintain a configuration which would become unstable as the energy drained away. ” – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  3. In it the ionisation goes on increasing till it abruptly ceases altogether, with the entire loss of the initial kinetic energy of the particle. ” – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
  4. As the most vital fact of modern life it is a kinetic force. ” – Socialism: Positive and Negative by Robert Rives La Monte
  5. “ " I ain't an ornamental soldier, but I've a good deal of cosmic kinetic optimism, and it's the cosmic kinetic optimist what comes through. ” – The War of the Wenuses by C. L. Graves and E. V. Lucas
  6. The wind added its modicum of kinetic energy, ruffling across the gray- black surface. ” – The Leech by Phillips Barbee
  7. He explained the behavior of gases with changing pressure and temperature, establishing the kinetic theory of gases. ” – Our Legal Heritage by S. A. Reilly
  8. Where shall we in these days find our cloistered retreats to think out such ideals as may be applicable in our time and circumstances: the needed kinetic ethics, the needed synthetic philosophy and science, the needed vision and imagery and expression of them all? ” – Civics: as Applied Sociology by Patrick Geddes
  9. 7. Give proofs of the change of potential into kinetic energy during muscular contraction. ” – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  10. “ Burbank, of the spineless cactus and new fruits, who has been delving deep into the mysteries, tells us: The facts of plant life demand a kinetic theory of evolution, a slight change from Huxley's statement that, " Matter is a magazine of force," to that of matter being force alone. ” – James Watt by Andrew Carnegie
  11. “ To the conscientious energy which a sense of duty supplied, was added the tremendous kinetic force of a love turned into other channels. ” – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  12. While the older novelists were static, we have to be kinetic is not the picture- palace here to give us a lesson and to remind us that the waxworks which delighted our grandfathers have gone? ” – A Novelist on Novels by W. L. George
  13. In other words, it was the kinetic energy of the rolls that crumbled up the rocks with pile- driver effect. ” – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  14. Now, if there were only kinetic energy in the world, or even if there were, besides kinetic energy, only one single kind of potential energy, but no more, the artifice of measurement would not make the law artificial. ” – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  15. What did she know beyond the kinetic rhythms of pop culture? ” – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  16. The old conceptions do indeed imply that wealth and capital involve both potential and kinetic use- values, and in so far they are right. ” – Manhood of Humanity. by Alfred Korzybski
  17. It cannot, therefore, become kinetic except through their union. ” – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  18. This dualism still confronts us in unextenuated form in the theory of Hertz, where matter appears not only as the bearer of velocities, kinetic energy, and mechanical pressures, but also as the bearer of electromagnetic fields. ” – Sidelights on Relativity by Albert Einstein

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