dy·​na·​mism | \ ˈdī-nə-ˌmi-zəm How to pronounce dynamism (audio) \

Definition of dynamism

1a philosophy : a theory that all phenomena (such as matter or motion) can be explained as manifestations of force (see force entry 1 sense 4) — compare mechanism
b : dynamics sense 2 population dynamism
2 : a dynamic (see dynamic entry 1 sense 1) or expansionist quality the dynamism of a natural leader

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Other Words from dynamism

dynamist \ ˈdī-​nə-​mist How to pronounce dynamism (audio) \ noun
dynamistic \ ˌdī-​nə-​ˈmi-​stik How to pronounce dynamism (audio) \ adjective

Examples of dynamism in a Sentence

He has the dynamism of a natural leader. voters were attracted to the young challenger's dynamism, charisma, and progressive ideas
Recent Examples on the Web There’s more than enough tape from his highly-productive freshman season to prove his dynamism and versatility. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, "2021 NFL Draft: Top 50 remaining prospects," 29 Apr. 2021 Impact occurs at the intersection of scientific breakthrough, entrepreneurial dynamism, and government support. Deena Shakir, Forbes, "Turning Science Fiction Into Fact: 3 Reasons Why VC & DC Work Better Together," 11 Mar. 2021 But their dynamism as irreverent awards-show hosts is their greatest collaboration. Los Angeles Times, "Why hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be the best part of the 2021 Golden Globes," 27 Feb. 2021 This included corporate inversions to lower-tax countries, migration out of the corporate sector and into the noncorporate sector, and a decline in business dynamism. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "Yellen’s (Proposed) Tax Cartel," 7 Apr. 2021 When the foolish Green New Deal is in the rearview mirror, the challenge of funding the welfare state while protecting the dynamism of our economy will remain. WSJ, "Big Oil ‘Friends’ the Carbon Tax," 2 Mar. 2021 Organizations must be intentional about the technologies, modern delivery patterns, processes and practices in the middle platforms space to create the capabilities and behaviors that enable dynamism. Lou Powell, Forbes, "The Dynamic Enterprise: What Comes After Digital Transformation?," 19 Mar. 2021 Given the dynamism around what is available and what is being used, cloud optimization must be a continuous process and part of an organization's operating model. Gaurav Aggarwal, Forbes, "Cloud Cost Optimization: A Pivotal Part Of Cloud Strategy," 19 Mar. 2021 Corporate indifference to the damage from dynamism will only increase populist rage against capitalism and support for walls. R. Glenn Hubbard, National Review, "How Do We ‘Build Back Better’?," 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of dynamism

circa 1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for dynamism

borrowed from French dynamisme, from dynamique dynamic entry 1 + -isme -ism

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The first known use of dynamism was circa 1857

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3 May 2021

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“Dynamism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dynamism. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dynamism

somewhat formal : energy and a strong desire to make something happen

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