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[ki-net-ik, kahy-] /kɪˈnɛt ɪk, kaɪ-/

pertaining to motion.
caused by motion.
characterized by movement:
Running and dancing are kinetic activities.
/kɪˈnɛtɪk; kaɪ-/
relating to, characterized by, or caused by motion

“relating to motion,” 1841, from Greek kinetikos “moving, putting in motion,” from kinetos “moved,” verbal adjective of kinein “to move” (see cite).

Buster Keaton’s subject was kinetic man, a being he approached with the almost metaphysical awe we reserve for a Doppelgänger. This being was, eerily, himself, played by himself, then later in a projection room, watched by himself: an experience never possible to any generation of actors in the previous history of the world. [Hugh Kenner, “The Counterfeiters,” 1968]

Related: Kinetical; kinetically.

kinetic ki·net·ic (kə-nět’ĭk, kī-)
Of, relating to, or produced by motion.


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