the branch of mechanics that deals with motion in the abstract, without reference to the force or mass
Origin of kinematicsFrench cinématique ; from Classical Greek kin?ma (gen. kin?matos), motion ; from kinein, to move (see cite) + -ics
noun(used with a sing. verb)
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.
Origin of kinematicsFrom Greek k&imacron;n&emacron;ma, k&imacron;n&emacron;mat-, motion, from k&imacron;nein, to move; see kei&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- kin′e·mat′ic, kin′e·mat′i·cal
From Ancient Greek κίνημα (kínēma, “motion”) + -ics.