[ dahy-nuh-miz-uhm ]
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  1. any of various theories or philosophical systems that seek to explain phenomena of nature by the action of force.: Compare mechanism (def. 8), vitalism (def. 1).

  2. great energy, force, or power; vigor: the dynamism of the new governor.

  1. Psychology. a habitual mode of reducing or eliminating tension.

Origin of dynamism

First recorded in 1825–35; dynam- + -ism

Other words from dynamism

  • dy·na·mist, noun
  • dy·na·mis·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dynamism


/ (ˈdaɪnəˌmɪzəm) /

  1. philosophy any of several theories that attempt to explain phenomena in terms of an immanent force or energy: Compare mechanism (def. 5), vitalism

  2. the forcefulness of an energetic personality

Derived forms of dynamism

  • dynamist, noun
  • dynamistic, adjective

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