- The definition of kinetic is something relating to or caused by motion.
An example of kinetic action is feet and the pedals of a bicycle working togther to move forward.
Pedaling a bicycle is an example of kinetic action.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- of or caused by motion
- energetic or dynamic
Origin: Gr kinētikos from kinētos, movable from kinein, to move: see cite
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- Of, relating to, or produced by motion.
- Relating to or exhibiting kinesis.
Origin: Greek kīnētikos, from kīnētos, moving, from kīnein, to move; see kei-2 in Indo-European roots.
- ki·netˈi·cal·ly adverb
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