Kinetic is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of kinetic, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - characterized by motion
EXAMPLES - Kinetic in a Sentence
- MCINTYRE: It has what's called a kinetic kill vehicle. (source)
- The scrolling effect is also often known as kinetic scrolling. (source)
- Boys are supposed to like sports, rasslin ', "kinetic activities." (source)
- They belong to a class of weapons called kinetic energy penetrators. (source)
- I also like the designation "kinetic" (as opposed to auditory or visual). (source)
- The energy of a body which is due to its motion, is called kinetic energy. (source)
- Cruz-Diez is known as a kinetic artist because motion is involved in his works. (source)
- "One of my advisors says it could have been what he calls a kinetic energy weapon. (source)
- All the diseases caused by excessive motor activity may be called kinetic diseases. (source)
- All Replies from BeardogRed wrote 6 weeks 2 days ago small difference in kinetic energy. (source)
- But he still focused very much on the enemy and the "kinetic" piece of counterinsurgency. (source)
- Such energy as at a given time is actually involved in doing work is called kinetic energy. (source)
- Mechanical exergy is known as kinetic energy, while thermal exergy is more familiarly known as heat. (source)
- The human beauty we're talking about here is beauty of a particular type; it might be called kinetic beauty. (source)
- Using piezoelectric, (also called kinetic energy) has been mostly confined to the novelty of the dance floor. (source)
- Burrows's sense of rhythm is as acute as a musician's, while Fargion has a kind of kinetic wit that a dancer might envy. (source)
- So certainly, there's been a lot of what the military calls kinetic activity, moving the Taliban out of areas they controlled. (source)
- All counterinsurgencies require violence which is what "kinetic" means, which is why counterinsurgency is a subcategory of war. (source)
- Those Iraqi police have then been able to, as the troops have gone on what they describe as kinetic missions to root out al Qaeda. (source)
- The military, as we know from classified military documents put on the Internet by WikiLeaks last month, prefers the term kinetic strike. (source)
- If there was ever a property tailor-made for the kind of kinetic action Hollywood typically does so well delivering, The Hulk would be it. (source)
- And Abrams seems to me to bring a certain kinetic energy to the whole Star Trek Universe -- a revitalization, or re-energizing of the theme. (source)
- Romney was known as a kinetic kid who loved to pull off pranks, once staging an elaborate formal dinner in the center of a busy intersection. (source)
- Catalysis, which formerly appeared to be a hidden secret, has thus become what is known as a kinetic problem and accessible to exact scientific study. (source)
- This is a "kinetic" sculpture--the wheel turns; there's actual video of it in motion, according to the front matter, but I can't seem to find it anywhere online. (source)
- His technique - called kinetic depth effect X-ray imaging, or KDEX - builds up a 3D image of the object which can be rotated and viewed from a wide range of angles. (source)
- So perhaps it's not surprising that some Marines here are actually a little disappointed that the situation isn't more "kinetic" - that is, that they aren't seeing more action. (source)
- Counter insurgency is one operational example of these priorities -- where only about 1/3 of the activities require traditional military tools like shooting guns (called "kinetic"). (source)
- The current President bombed the Tripoli area for days and financed NATO's continuation of same and had the equal gall to have the undeclared warfare called a "kinetic military action". (source)
- We find it a bit hard to agree on either - unless emotional means disturbing and kinetic translates to a shape that was conceived by inserting a large vacuum-cleaner behind a Fiesta hatch. (source)
- Such energy, whilst existing in many forms, is considered especially in two generically distinct states known as kinetic energy, or energy of motion, and potential energy, or energy of position. (source)
- By contrast, Ms. Kagan argues persuasively, the surge marked a departure not only in the number of troops deployed but also in the adoption of a more "kinetic" approach, which took the battle to the enemy. (source)
- This study used a form of peripheral vision testing, called kinetic perimetry, which is effective in detecting peripheral field defects typical of VGB toxicity, and produces more reliable results in children. (source)
- And they were not uniquely "kinetic"--many of the same heavy-handed tactics the 4th ID employed were indicative of the actions by other U.S. units as well, such as the 82nd Airborne Division in Anbar province. (source)
- And they were not uniquely "kinetic" -- many of the same heavy-handed tactics the 4th ID employed were indicative of the actions by other U.S. units as well, such as the 82nd Airborne Division in Anbar province. (source)
- Please tell me the writers were smart enough to realize the difference, and they didn't just see the word kinetic in the comic and thought "hey the word kinetic is in telekinetic, duh they must be one and the same." (source)
- It's an approach tailor-made for our Special Ops forces: the equivalent of our Jedi Knights, who travel lightly and who have a knack for knowing the right tactic (often nonviolent rather than "kinetic") to adopt at the right moment. (source)
- The key is the sense of longing in the midst of the Jam-recalling kinetic energy produced by a trio who've put a lot of practice into sounding like they're just hanging on to each other for dear life without turning into a (Baby) shambles. (source)
- It is a linear epistemology; and those with the most faith in kinetic force tend to be those who overlook complexity and confluential processes, preferring to eliminate complexity by obliterating whatever does not hold to their line of sight. (source)
- In North Carolina, he visited one system, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, that seemed to be trying everything under the sun, from emphasizing a classical core curriculum in some schools to experimenting with "kinetic" learning for antsy kids in others. (source)
- At 24 Lies a Second, Robert C Cumbow writes that David Lynch's emphasis on the static over the kinetic is not so remarkable in an artist who, after all, began his career in - and remains committed to - the compositional rigors of painting, collage, and sculpture. (source)
- Then it was that Clausius in Germany and Clerk-Maxwell in England took up the investigation of what came to be known as the kinetic theory of gases -- the now familiar conception that all the phenomena of gases are due to the helter-skelter flight of the showers of widely separated molecules of which they are composed. (source)
- Electricity_, where, in the quotation already given in Art. 79, he states them to be electro-static and electro-kinetic energy, while in paragraph 792 of the same work he adds: "The intrinsic energy of the medium is half electro-static and half electro-kinetic, that is, half is due to electricity and half is due to magnetism." (source)
- Perhaps this more "kinetic" (read brutal) strategy, combined with increased assassination, reported by the New York Times to already be "a high priority, with a tripling of ... elite Special Operations units over the past year", the additional U.S. troops and a delay in promised U.S. troop withdrawals, can prevent a total collapse of the Karzai government. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 46.0, which suggests that "kinetic" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 41 synonyms for kinetic.
active, aggressive, animated, ball of fire, breezy, brisk, demoniac, driving, dynamic, dynamical, enterprising, forceful, forcible, fresh, hardy, high-powered, indefatigable, industrious, lively, lusty, peppy, potent, powerful, red-blooded, rugged, snappy, spirited, sprightly, spry, stalwart, strenuous, strong, sturdy, tireless, tough, unflagging, untiring, vigorous, vital, vivacious, zippy
We have 3 antonyms for kinetic.
apathetic, inactive, lethargic
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (kə-nĕtˈĭk, kī-)
View up to 25 definitions of kinetic from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of, relating to, or produced by motion.
- (adjective) Relating to or exhibiting kinesis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Of or relating to motion
- (adjective) Of or relating to kinesis
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Moving or causing motion; motory; active, as opposed to latent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Causing motion; motory.
- (None) Pertaining to or consisting in motion: as, kinetic energy (energy in the form of motion).
- (noun) Same as kinetics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) characterized by motion
- (adjective) relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith
- (adjective) supplying motive force