Pronunciation: (kin"u-mat'iks, kī"nu-), [key]
—n. (used with a sing. v.) Physics.
1. the branch of mechanics that deals with pure motion, without reference to the masses or forces involved in it.
2. Also called applied kinematics. the theory of mechanical contrivance for converting one kind of motion into another.
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