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

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