Definition of kinesiology in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɪˌniːsɪˈɒlədʒi/
Pronunciation: /kʌɪˌniːsɪˈɒlədʒi/


[mass noun]
The study of the mechanics of body movements.
Example sentences
  • She was certified in Pilates technique and studied anatomy and kinesiology at the Dance Notation Bureau in New York.
  • And the more I studied kinesiology and massage, the more I understood how the body works, the more I realized what a healing thing belly dancing is.
  • The principles of kinesiology (the study of the body in motion) will determine the most effective exercise program for a bowler.



Example sentences
  • There are however, kinesiological and mechanical parameters that must be followed during these stages that can affect the short-term efficiency of the stroke and the long-term integrity of the shoulder.
  • It is my personal opinion, however, that it is very dangerous for a practitioner to abandon the diagnostic discipline of his own particular therapeutic modality solely on the basis of kinesiological diagnosis.
  • Whether or not Australian coaches understand kinesiological principles, the Australians obviously follow a superior stroke model that is promoted at the earliest levels of competition.


Example sentences
  • Evans says he hired dance kinesiologists to work with him and his company members to help them understand the science of movement.
  • The kinesiologists found that the sprinters increased their endurance by an average of 26 minutes.
  • Just imagine the consequences of a kinesiologist isolating specific muscles and selectively injecting designer genes into those muscles to maximize their function.


Late 19th century: from Greek kinēsis 'movement' (from kinein 'to move') + -logy.

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