dynamic

[dahy-nam-ik]

adjective Also dy·nam·i·cal.

noun

a basic or dynamic force, especially one that motivates, affects development or stability, etc.

Nearby words

  1. dymaxion,
  2. dyn,
  3. dyn.,
  4. dyna-,
  5. dynameter,
  6. dynamic braking,
  7. dynamic character,
  8. dynamic equilibrium,
  9. dynamic headroom,
  10. dynamic ileus

Origin of dynamic

1810–20; < French dynamique < Greek dynamikós, equivalent to dýnam(is) force, power + -ikos -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for dynamic

dynamic

adjective

of or concerned with energy or forces that produce motion, as opposed to static
of or concerned with dynamics
Also: dynamical characterized by force of personality, ambition, energy, new ideas, etc
music of, relating to, or indicating dynamicsdynamic marks
computing (of a memory) needing its contents refreshed periodicallyCompare static (def. 8)
Derived Formsdynamically, adverb

Word Origin for dynamic

C19: from French dynamique, from Greek dunamikos powerful, from dunamis power, from dunasthai to be able

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Word Origin and History for dynamic
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Science definitions for dynamic

dynamic

[dī-nămĭk]

Relating to energy or to objects in motion. Compare static.
Relating to the study of dynamics.
Characterized by continuous change or activity.
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