Words related to kinetic


also keiə-, Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to set in motion."

It might form all or part of: behest; cinema; cinematography; citation; cite; excite; hest; hight; hyperkinetic; incite; kinase; kinematics; kinesics; kinesiology; kinesis; kinesthesia; kinesthetic; kinetic; kineto-; kino-; oscitant; recital; recitation; recite; resuscitate; solicit; solicitous; suscitate; telekinesis.

It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit cyavate "stirs himself, goes;" Greek kinein "to move, set in motion; change, stir up," kinymai "move myself;" Latin ciere (past participle citus, frequentative citare) "to set in motion, summon;" Gothic haitan "call, be called;" Old English hatan "command, call."  

hyperkinetic (adj.)

1880, from hyper- "over, exceedingly, to excess" + kinetic. Perhaps immediately from French hyperkinetic (1874). Related: Hyperkinesis (1869); hyperkinesia (1818).

kinetics (n.)

"science of motion and forces acting on bodies in motion," 1864, from kinetic; see -ics.

pharmacokinetics (n.)

"the branch of pharmacology concerned with the movement of drugs within the body," 1960, from pharmaco- + kinetic. Related: Pharmacokinetic; pharmacokinetically.