[ dahy-nam-ik ]
/ daɪˈnæm ɪk /
adjective Also dy·nam·i·cal.
pertaining to or characterized by energy or effective action; vigorously active or forceful; energetic: the dynamic president of the firm.
- of or relating to force or power.
- of or relating to force related to motion.
pertaining to the science of dynamics.
of or relating to the range of volume of musical sound.
Computers. (of data storage, processing, or programming) affected by the passage of time or the presence or absence of power: Dynamic memory must be constantly refreshed to avoid losing data. Dynamic websites contain Web pages that are generated in real time.
a basic or dynamic force, especially one that motivates, affects development or stability, etc.
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Origin of dynamic
1810–20; < French dynamique < Greek dynamikós, equivalent to dýnam(is) force, power + -ikos -ic
OTHER WORDS FROM dynamic
dy·nam·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·dy·nam·ic, adjectivenon·dy·nam·i·cal, adjectivenon·dy·nam·i·cal·ly, adverb
un·dy·nam·ic, adjectiveun·dy·nam·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for nondynamic
/ (daɪˈnæmɪk) /
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 dynamicdynamically, 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 nondynamic
[ dī-năm′ĭk ]
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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