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.

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Origin of dynamic

First recorded in 1810–20; from French dynamique, from Greek dynamikós, equivalent to dýnam(is) “force, power” + -ikos adjective suffix; see -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for dynamic

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 forms of dynamic

dynamically, 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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Scientific 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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