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dynamic

noun

adjective

  1. (characterized, action, forcefulness)  characterized by action, forcefulness, or force of personality
    Synonyms: dynamical. Similar to: can-do, driving, energizing, ever-changing, high-octane,...
  2. (physics)  of or relating to dynamics
    Synonyms: dynamical. Topic: physics
  3. (grammar)  of verbs (for example, "to run") and participial adjectives (for example, "running" in "running water"), expressing action rather than a state of being
    Synonyms: active. Topic: grammar

Etymology summary

as a term in philosophy; 1827 in the sense "pertaining to force producing...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Dynamics [disambiguation]

may refer to: Dynamics (mechanics), Aerodynamics, the study of gases in motion | Analytical dynamics, the motion of bodies as induced by external forces | Anomalous dynamics (Random walk#Anomalous diffusion), the stochastic motion of objects with mean ... (35 of 669 words, 44 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

dynamic | dynamical [synonym, sense-specific] | dynamically [adverb, derived]

of or concerned with energy or forces that produce motion, as opposed to "static" | of or concerned with dynamics | characterized by force of ... (23 of 543 words, 5 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dynamic

Merriam-Webster:

dynamic [entry 1, adjective] | dynamical [sense-specific] | energetic [synonym, sense-specific] | forceful [synonym, sense-specific] | vigorous [synonym, sense-specific] | flush [synonym, sense-specific] | gingery [synonym, sense-specific] | lusty [synonym, sense-specific] | peppy [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"dynamic" or "dynamical": of or relating to physical force or energy ; of or relating to dynamics (see "dynamics") | marked by usually continuous and ... (24 of 288 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dynamic

dynamic [entry 2, noun] | dynamics [synonym, sense-specific]

a dynamic force (see "dynamic" [entry 1]) | "dynamics" [sense-specific] ; also, an underlying cause of change or growth (18 of 202 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dynamic show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

dynamic | static [near antonym, sense-specific] | stative [near antonym, sense-specific] | dynamics [3, sense-specific] | dynamical [derived] | dynamically [derived]

(of a process or system) characterized by constant change, activity, or progress | [physics] : relating to forces producing motion. | [linguistics] : ... (21 of 196 words, 9 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dynamic

American Heritage Dictionary:

dynamic | dynamically [adverb, related]

Of or relating to energy or to objects in motion. | Of or relating to the study of dynamics. | Characterized by continuous change, activity, or ... (24 of 119 words, 7 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dynamic

Random House Dictionary:

dynamic | nonstative [grammar, synonym, sense-specific]

pertaining to or characterized by energy or effective action; vigorously active or forceful; energetic. | [physics] ; of or pertaining to force or ... (22 of 112 words, 7 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/dynamic

New World Dictionary:

dynamic | dynamical [sense-specific] | dynamically [adverb, related]

relating to an object, or objects, in motion | energetic; vigorous; forceful | relating to or tending toward change or productive activity | ... (20 of 96 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

dynamic | dynamics [plural] | dynamick [obsolete, sense-specific] | active [synonym, sense-specific] | fluid [synonym, sense-specific] | moving [synonym, sense-specific] | energetic [synonym, sense-specific] | powerful [synonym, sense-specific] | apparatus [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

Changing; active; in motion. | Powerful; energetic. | Able to change and to adapt | [music] Having to do with the volume of sound. | [computing] happening at runtime instead of at compile time or predetermined | Pertaining to dynamics--the branch of ... (38 of 94 words, 9 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dynamic

Macmillan British Dictionary:

dynamic | dynamically [adverb, related]

very lively and enthusiastic, with a lot of energy and determination | continuously changing, growing, or developing | [science] relating to the ... (20 of 77 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dynamic

dynamic [noun] | dynamics [plural]

[countable] the set of forces that exist in a situation, especially a relationship, and that affect how it changes or develops | "dynamics": ... (22 of 70 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dynamic 10

Cambridge Dictionary:

dynamic [entry 1] | dynamically [adverb, derived]

having a lot of ideas and enthusiasm; energetic and forceful (10 of 40 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dynamic 1

dynamic [entry 2] | dynamically [adverb, derived]

relating to forces that produce movement (6 of 17 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dynamic 2

Encarta Dictionary:

dynamic | dynamics [plural]

full of energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of purpose and able both to get things going and to get things done | characterized by vigorous activity and ... (26 of 164 words, 8 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607119​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

dynamic

First use: 1817

Origin: as a term in philosophy; 1827 in the sense "pertaining to force producing motion" (the opposite of static), from French dynamique ... (22 of 64 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=dynamic

American Heritage Dictionary:

dynamic

Origin: French dynamique, from Greek dunamikos, powerful, from dunamis, power, from dunasthai, to be able; see deu- [entry 2] in Indo-European roots.

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Wiktionary:

dynamic | dynamics [plural]

Origin: French dynamique, from Ancient Greek δυναμικός (dunamikos, "powerful"), from δύναμις (dunamis, "power"), from δύναμαι (dunamai, "I am able").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dynamic

Collins Dictionary:

dynamic

First use: 19th century

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

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dynamic

Oxford Dictionary:

dynamic

First use: early 19th century

Origin: (as a term in physics): from French dynamique, from Greek dunamikos, from dunamis "power"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dynamic

New World Dictionary:

dynamic

Origin: French dynamique from Greek dynamikos from dynamis, power, strength from dynasthai, to be able

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dynamic

Merriam-Webster:

dynamic [entry 1, adjective]

First use: 1827

Origin: French dynamique, from Greek dynamikos powerful, from dynamis power, from dynasthai to be able

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dynamic

Encarta Dictionary:

dynamic | dynamics [plural]

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: French from Greek dunamikos from dunamis "force"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607119​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

dynamic | dynamics [plural]

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Collins Dictionary:

dynamic

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

dynamic

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dynamic [noun] | dynamics [plural]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

dynamic

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dynamic [noun] | dynamics [plural]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

dynamic [entry 1]

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the Free Dictionary:

dynamic

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Google Dictionary:

dynamic | dynamics [plural]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

dynamic

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YourDictionary Audio:

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freedictionary.org:

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