Dynamic
Dynamic Dy*nam"ic, Dynamical Dy*nam"ic*al, a. [Gr. ? powerful, fr. ? power, fr. ? to be able; cf. L. durus hard, E. dure: cf. F. dynamique.] 1. Of or pertaining to dynamics; belonging to energy or power; characterized by energy or production of force. [1913 Webster]

Science, as well as history, has its past to show, -- a past indeed, much larger; but its immensity is dynamic, not divine. --J. Martineau. [1913 Webster]

The vowel is produced by phonetic, not by dynamic, causes. --J. Peile. [1913 Webster]

2. Relating to physical forces, effects, or laws; as, dynamical geology. [1913 Webster]

As natural science has become more dynamic, so has history. --Prof. Shedd. [1913 Webster]

{Dynamical electricity}. See under {Electricity}. [1913 Webster]

Note: WordNet lists a number of narrower terms for dynamic and


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • dynamic — [dī nam′ik] adj. [Fr dynamique < Gr dynamikos < dynamis, power, strength < dynasthai, to be able] 1. relating to an object, or objects, in motion: opposed to STATIC 2. energetic; vigorous; forceful 3. relating to or tending toward change …   English World dictionary

  • Dynamic — Dynamic. См. Динамический. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • dynamic — index impulsive (impelling), intense, potent, powerful, progressive (going forward), trenchant Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • dynamic — 1817 as a term in philosophy; 1827 in the sense pertaining to force producing motion (the opposite of static), from Fr. dynamique introduced by German mathematician Gottfried Leibnitz (1646 1716) in 1691 from Gk. dynamikos powerful, from dynamis… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dynamic — live, *active, operative Analogous words: potent, forceful, forcible, *powerful: intense, vehement, fierce, exquisite, violent: vitalizing, energizing, activating (see VITALIZE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dynamic — [adj] active, vital activating, aggressive, changing, charismatic, coming on strong*, compelling, driving, effective, electric, energetic, energizing, enterprising, forceful, forcible, go ahead*, go getter*, go getting*, highpowered, hyped up,… …   New thesaurus

  • dynamic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a process or system) characterized by constant change or activity. 2) full of energy and new ideas. 3) Physics relating to forces producing motion. Often contrasted with STATIC(Cf. ↑statically). 4) Music relating to the volume… …   English terms dictionary

  • dynamic — 01. Anna is a very [dynamic] teacher, and the students love her classes. 02. You should try to change the format of your presentation to be a bit more [dynamic]. 03. James is just the sort of motivated, [dynamic] person we need on our sales team …   Grammatical examples in English

  • dynamic — [[t]daɪnæ̱mɪk[/t]] dynamics 1) ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as dynamic, you approve of them because they are full of energy or full of new and exciting ideas. He seemed a dynamic and energetic leader... Marcus was handsome,… …   English dictionary

  • dynamic — For option strategies, describing analyses made during the course of changing security prices and during the passage of time. This is as opposed to an analysis made at expiration of the options used in the strategy. A dynamic break even point is… …   Financial and business terms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”