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
nounused 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 kīnēma kīnēmat- motion from kīnein to move ; see keiə- in Indo-European roots.
- kin′e·mat′ic kin′e·mat′i·cal
From Ancient Greek κίνημα (kínēma, “motion”) + -ics.