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Definition of "kinematics" []

  • The branch of mechanics that studies the motion of a body or a system of bodies without consideration given to its mass or the forces acting on it. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kinematics" in a sentence
  • "They then made complex comparisons of the characteristics of movement, known as kinematics, between dogs with different limbs missing and also with the 'normal' movement of four-legged dogs."
  • "They then made complex comparisons of the characteristics of movement, known as kinematics, between dogs with different limbs missing and also with the "normal" movement of four-legged dogs."
  • "56 ALBERT EINSTEIN logical reconciliation by making a change in kinematics, that is to say, in the doctrine of the physical laws of space and time."
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