[k_ɪ_n_ˈɛ_t_ɪ_k], [kɪnˈɛtɪk], [kɪnˈɛtɪk]

Definitions of kinetic:

  1.   Pertaining to, or imparting, motion; active; as, kinetic energy. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   The science which treats of the action of forces in causing or influencing motion. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   Producing motion. – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   Energy employed in producing or changing motion; division centre in cell- division. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  5.   The science of the action of forces in causing motion. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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. 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
  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. “ " 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
  4. “ 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
  5. 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
  6. The wind added its modicum of kinetic energy, ruffling across the gray- black surface. ” – The Leech by Phillips Barbee
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. He explained the behavior of gases with changing pressure and temperature, establishing the kinetic theory of gases. ” – Our Legal Heritage by S. A. Reilly
  10. 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

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