kinesis

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From Ancient Greek κίνησις (kínēsis, motion, movement).

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kinesis (usually uncountable, plural kineses)

  1. (biology) The movement of an organism in response to an external stimulus.
  2. (physics) Any energy that creates/controls movement.
  3. (philosophy) The force driving life forward.

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  • Unlike taxis, the movement can be in any direction or even random. Its rate — that is, the frequency of turning or reorientation, or of activity — depends on the intensity of the stimulation.

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