dynamic

[ dahy-nam-ik ]
/ daɪˈnæm ɪk /

adjective Also dy·nam·i·cal.

noun

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

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 dynamical

dynamic

/ (daɪˈnæmɪk) /

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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Science definitions for dynamical

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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