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dynamics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction dy·nam·ics \dī-ˈna-miks\

Definition of dynamics

  1. 1 :  a branch of mechanics that deals with forces and their relation primarily to the motion but sometimes also to the equilibrium of bodies

  2. 2 :  a pattern or process of change, growth, or activity <population dynamics>

  3. 3 :  variation and contrast in force or intensity (as in music)



Circa 1789

First Known Use of dynamics

circa 1789


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dynamics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction dy·nam·ics \dī-ˈnam-iks\

Medical Definition of dynamics

  1. 1:  a branch of mechanics that deals with forces and their relation primarily to the motion but sometimes also to the equilibrium of bodies

  2. 2:  psychodynamics

  3. 3:  the pattern of change or growth of an object or phenomenon <personality dynamics> <population dynamics>




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