from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The theory or practice of kinetic art.

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  • noun Kinetic art
  • noun Energetic movement, particularly applied to any visual arts


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  • And even dynamic kineticism need not be antithetical to something deeper.

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  • The too-few scenes in which he squares off with Downey have a fascinating quality of static kineticism as these two avowed enemies trade gentlemanly bon mots and witticisms with one another even as each plots to quash the other.

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  • Even the complete scene uses framing to suggest movement rather than using actual kineticism:

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  • Then cameras got smaller so all sorts of crazy kineticism could be recorded.

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  • There's a kineticism about them that's wonderful; they shouldn't always be a reflective medium.

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  • I mean, frigging beautiful too and starry night just makes me frak out with it kineticism and beauty.

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  • Mainstream comics rely on kineticism as their lifeblood, since we're essentially talking about still sequential pictures which convey the illusion of movement with the mind's eye of the reader filling in what happens between the panels, and we know already that when it comes to mass market entertainment far too many people conflate "action" with "fight scene."

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  • There was no sound save for the music; their violent motions, dancers 'movements assimilated into the fierce kineticism of the leather room.

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  • And it is to be hoped too that the author will take the bull by the horns and, in the next edition, show the nature of protoplasm in general in an homologous way, as the basis, through its uniquely complex kineticism, of the onward rush of the mental process.

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  • Although it sometimes conveyed the relentless kineticism of dance music, it was less about the groove than about energizing the melody, as the trio made plain with its ecstatic rearrangement of

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