dy·​nam·​ics | \ dī-ˈna-miks How to pronounce dynamics (audio) \

Definition of dynamics

1 physics : a branch of mechanics (see mechanics sense 1) that deals with forces and their relation primarily to the motion but sometimes also to the equilibrium (see equilibrium sense 2) of bodies
2 : a pattern or process of change, growth, or activity population dynamics
3 : variation and contrast in force or intensity (as in music)

First Known Use of dynamics

circa 1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dynamics

dynam(ic) entry 1 + -ics, after French dynamique dynamic entry 2

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The first known use of dynamics was circa 1789

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“Dynamics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dynamics. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction
dy·​nam·​ics | \ dī-ˈnam-iks How to pronounce dynamics (audio) \

Medical Definition of dynamics

1 : a branch of mechanics that deals with forces and their relation primarily to the motion but sometimes also to the equilibrium of bodies
3 : the pattern of change or growth of an object or phenomenon personality dynamics population dynamics

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