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From Ancient Greek κινητικός ‎(kinētikós, kinetic).


kinetics ‎(uncountable)

  1. (physics) The branch of mechanics concerned purely with the motion of bodies. This is in contrast to dynamics, which also considers the reasons for motion, e.g. the forces acting on such bodies.
  2. (chemistry) The branch of chemistry that is concerned with the rates of chemical reactions.


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