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kinematics

n.

1. the study of motion of the body or parts of the body in terms of limb and joint position, velocity, and acceleration. In ergonomics, these are studied in the course of work activity.

2. the patterns of movement of the limbs in motion. See also dynamics. —kinematic adj.

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upper hinge

the point in a distribution of values above which lie one fourth of the data and below which lie the other three fourths of the data. It is equivalent to the third quartile. Compare lower hinge.