Thursday, January 15, 2009

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Word of the Day for Thursday, January 15, 2009

kinetic \ki-NET-ik\, adjective:

of or having to do with motion; caused by motion

The piece is one of nearly 25 works showcased in the garden's spring exhibit, "Sculpture in Motion," featuring kinetic art nestled among the growing landscape.
-- Katie Leslie, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2008-05-01
A braking system that sends electronic signals to brakes on each wheel and uses their own kinetic energy to help bring them to a stop.
-- Roger Cheng, The Wall Street Journal, 2008-09-29

by 1864, from Greek kinetikos "moving, putting in motion," from kinetos "moved," verbal adjective of kinein "to move."

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