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dynamic

adjective dy·nam·ic \ dī-ˈna-mik \

Definition of dynamic

1 or less commonly dynamical play \-mi-kəl\
a :of or relating to physical force or energy
b :of or relating to dynamics (see dynamics)
2 a :marked by usually continuous and productive activity or change
  • a dynamic city
b :energetic, forceful
  • a dynamic personality
3 of random-access memory :requiring periodic refreshment of charge in order to retain data

dynamically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of dynamic in a Sentence

  1. … tournament blackjack is more dynamic, and more complex, than simply playing against the house. —Michael KaplanCigar AficionadoDecember 2002
  2. Indeed, one of the most dynamic influences on family life and society in the last century was the extension of concepts to individual worth and human rights. —Perdita HustonMs.December 2001/January 2002
  3. The new dynamic duo have little in common but a bright orange ball. —Stephen RodrickESPN3 Apr. 2000
  4. an exciting and dynamic performance

  5. the dynamic theory of heat

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Origin and Etymology of dynamic

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


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dynamic

noun dy·nam·ic \ dī-ˈna-mik \

Definition of dynamic

1 :a dynamic force (see 1dynamic)
2 :dynamics 2; also :an underlying cause of change or growth

Examples of dynamic in a Sentence

  1. … the high-tech world is, at heart, a cruel, unforgiving place ruled by the merciless dynamics of the marketplace. —Michiko KakutaniNew York Times27 June 2002
  2. … my memory of specific events is sketchy, but the general emotional flavor is engraved on my mind as a classic example of my family's bent dynamic. —Florence KingNational Review15 Oct. 2001
  3. … the Cambrian Explosion, created the evolutionary dynamic that produced most of the species that subsequently populated the earth, from insects and fish to dinosaurs and humans. —J. Madeleine NashTime20 Aug. 2001
  4. Raisons d'état, not the dynamics of capitalism, created the American thrust for world influence. —Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.The Cycles of American History1986
  5. the dynamic between a doctor and a patient

  6. Group dynamics are important to consider.

  7. The dynamics of this class are different from those of other classes.

  8. Disease was a central dynamic in the decrease in population.

  9. a study on famine and population dynamics

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Origin and Etymology of dynamic


DYNAMIC Defined for English Language Learners

dynamic

adjective

Definition of dynamic for English Language Learners

  • : always active or changing

  • : having or showing a lot of energy

  • : of or relating to energy, motion, or physical force


dynamic

noun

Definition of dynamic for English Language Learners

  • : the way that two or more people behave with each other because of a particular situation

  • : something that causes change or growth in something else

  • dynamics : the science that studies motion and the forces that cause or stop motion


DYNAMIC Defined for Kids

dynamic

adjective dy·nam·ic \ dī-ˈna-mik \

Definition of dynamic for Students

:always active, energetic, or changing
  • a dynamic city

Medical Dictionary

dynamic

adjective dy·nam·ic \ dī-ˈnam-ik \

medical Definition of dynamic

1 also dynamical play \-i-kəl\
a :of or relating to physical force or energy
b :of or relating to dynamics
2 :functional 1b
  • a dynamic disease
3 a :marked by continuous usually productive activity or change
  • a dynamic population
b :marked by energy or forcefulness
  • a dynamic personality

dynamically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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