Definition of kinetic in English:
1Of, relating to, or resulting from motion.
- We consider it far more likely that kinematic and kinetic aspects of forelimb motion coevolved.
- For Wight, nature's timelessness transcends kinetic motion and the realm of the ticking clock.
- However, the cybernetic approach requires kinetic information for all the reactions in the network.
1.1(Of a work of art) depending on movement for its effect.
- The effect of these works is kinetic and compares to cells in film or frames in comic strips.
- The kinetic works stole the show, inducting the viewer into a realm beyond our normal experiences of space and time.
- The tubes may be combined with supplemental materials; some works are kinetic.
mid 19th century: from Greek kinētikos, from kinein 'to move'.
- Example sentences
- Each of these phases originates from one primary step in the cross-bridge cycle that is linked by different degrees (i.e., steady-state or kinetically coupled) to upstream and downstream steps in the cycle.
- Recent studies of molecular evolution in defined subregions of the myosin head have revealed unexpected sequence similarity in distantly related but kinetically similar myosins, suggesting a process of convergent evolution.
- Inside, we find shambling, carefully sculpted poetics that take full advantage of their capacity to surprise and startle: no two pages look the same; the text kinetically rambles over the available surface area.
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