a combining form meaning “power,” used in the formation of compound words: dynamotor.

Nearby words

  1. dylan,
  2. dylan, bob,
  3. dymaxion,
  4. dyn,
  5. dyn.,
  6. dynameter,
  7. dynamic,
  8. dynamic braking,
  9. dynamic character,
  10. dynamic equilibrium

Also dynam-, dynamo-.

Origin of dyna-

combining form of Greek dýnamis power, dýnasthai to be able


variant of dyna-: dynamometer.
Also dynam-.

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British Dictionary definitions for dynam-


sometimes before a vowel dynam-

combining form

indicating powerdynamoelectric; dynamite

Word Origin for dynamo-

from Greek, from dunamis power

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Medicine definitions for dynam-



Force; energy:dynamogenesis.

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