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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kinematics  \Kin`e*mat"ics\,  n.  [Gr.  (?),(?)  motion,  fr  ?  to 
  move.]  (Physics) 
  The  science  which  treats  of  motions  considered  in  themselves, 
  or  apart  from  their  causes;  the  comparison  and  relation  of 
  motions. 
 
  Note:  Kinematics  forms  properly  an  introduction  to  mechanics, 
  as  involving  the  mathematical  principles  which  are  to 
  be  applied  to  its  data  of  forces.  --Nichol. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kinematics 
  n  :  the  branch  of  mechanics  concerned  with  motion  without 
  reference  to  force  or  mass 




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