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November 28, 2023

Word of the Day: Kinetic

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: November 28, 2023

\kuh-NET-ik\ adjective

What It Means

Kinetic has several meanings that all have to do with movement. In physics, kinetic means "of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated with them"; kinetic energy, for example, is energy associated with motion. More generally, kinetic can be used synonymously with active and lively as well as dynamic and energizing. And kinetic art is art (such as sculpture or assemblage) that has mechanical parts which can be set in motion.

// The novel's plot is kinetic and fast-paced, and its effect on the reader is much like that of caffeine.

// The loft district is the locus of the city's kinetic arts scene.

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