Kinematics definition

kĭnə-mătĭks
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.
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The branch of physics that deals with the characteristics of motion without regard for the effects of forces or mass.
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The branch of mechanics that deals with motion in the abstract, without reference to the force or mass.
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(physics) The branch of mechanics concerned with objects in motion, but not with the forces involved.
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Origin of kinematics

  • From Greek kīnēma kīnēmat- motion from kīnein to move keiə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek κίνημα (kínēma, “motion”) +‎ -ics.

    From Wiktionary