Definition of hyperkinetic in English:


Syllabification: hy·per·ki·net·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpərkəˈnetik


  • 1chiefly US Frenetic; hyperactive.
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    • A Simple Plan marked a new direction for Raimi, showing that he could do stylized drama as well as hyperkinetic horror movies.
    • Gone is the hyperkinetic, hyperstylized flashy cam which made Go one of the best films of its year (despite its being paper-bag empty).
    • In this hyperkinetic Korean action-fantasy pic, chaos reigns at a Hogwarts-like school for the magically inclined.
  • 1.1Of or affected with hyperkinesis.
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    • One case had a third diagnosis of hyperkinetic disorder (attention deficit).
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or hyperkinetic disorder is used to describe children who have three main kinds of problems.
    • Another term for the disorder is hyperkinetic disorder.

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