[ki-nee-sis, kahy-] /kɪˈni sɪs, kaɪ-/
the movement of an organism in response to a stimulus, as light.
a combining form with the general sense “movement, activity,” used in the formation of compound words, often with the particular senses “reaction to a stimulus” (photokinesis), “movement without an apparent physical cause” (telekinesis), “activity within a cell” (karyokinesis).
(biology) the nondirectional movement of an organism or cell in response to a stimulus, the rate of movement being dependent on the strength of the stimulus
“physical movement,” 1819, from Greek kinesis “movement, motion” (see cite).
kinesis ki·ne·sis (kə-nē’sĭs, kī-)
n. pl. ki·ne·ses (-sēz’)
Motion or physical movement, especially movement that is induced by stimulation.
kinesitherapy ki·ne·si·ther·a·py (kə-nē’sə-thěr’ə-pē, kī-) n. The treatment of disease by means of passive and active movements, such as massage and exercise. Also called kinesiatrics.
noun a fear of motion or movement; also written kinetophobia See kinetophobia Word Origin Greek kinesis ‘movement’
noun See personal space
[kin-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, kahy-nuh s-] /ˌkɪn əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌkaɪ nəs-/ noun 1. the sensation of movement or strain in muscles, tendons, and joints; muscle sense. /ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə; ˌkaɪn-/ noun 1. the usual US spelling of kinaesthesia n. also kinaesthesia, 1888, Modern Latin compound of Greek kinein “to set in motion; to […]