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dynamic

[dahy-nam-ik] /daɪˈnæm ɪk/
adjective, Also, dynamical
1.
pertaining to or characterized by energy or effective action; vigorously active or forceful; energetic:
the dynamic president of the firm.
2.
Physics.
  1. of or relating to force or power.
  2. of or relating to force related to motion.
3.
pertaining to the science of dynamics.
4.
of or relating to the range of volume of musical sound.
5.
Computers. (of data storage, processing, or programming) affected by the passage of time or the presence or absence of power: Dynamic memory must be constantly refreshed to avoid losing data.
Dynamic websites contain Web pages that are generated in real time.
6.
Grammar, nonstative.
noun
7.
a basic or dynamic force, especially one that motivates, affects development or stability, etc.
Origin of dynamic
1810-1820
1810-20; < French dynamique < Greek dynamikós, equivalent to dýnam(is) force, power + -ikos -ic
Related forms
dynamically, adverb
nondynamic, adjective
nondynamical, adjective
nondynamically, adverb
undynamic, adjective
undynamically, adverb
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  • It is the business of parents mentally to forget but dynamically never to forsake their children.

  • And yet the child in the womb must be dynamically conscious of the mother.

  • But dynamically they are merely the phenomenal result of certain permanent forces constantly in operation.

  • And in the reverse men can never feel and know, dynamically, as women do.

  • Nietzsche is the most dynamically emotional writer of his times.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • That had been Burne, dynamically humorous, fundamentally serious.

    This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • As soon as I have a finished mental conception, a full idea even of myself, then dynamically I am dead.

  • Stupidity is dynamically the necessary balance of intellect.

    Amiel's Journal Henri-Frdric Amiel
  • If they could dynamically appear, would they not act somewhat in this way?

    Mysterious Psychic Forces Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for dynamically

dynamic

/daɪˈnæmɪk/
adjective
1.
of or concerned with energy or forces that produce motion, as opposed to static
2.
of or concerned with dynamics
3.
Also dynamical. characterized by force of personality, ambition, energy, new ideas, etc
4.
(music) of, relating to, or indicating dynamics: dynamic marks
5.
(computing) (of a memory) needing its contents refreshed periodically Compare static (sense 8)
Derived Forms
dynamically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from French dynamique, from Greek dunamikos powerful, from dunamis power, from dunasthai to be able
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Word Origin and History for dynamically

dynamic

adj.

1817 as a term in philosophy; 1827 in the sense "pertaining to force producing motion" (the opposite of static), from French dynamique introduced by German mathematician Gottfried Leibnitz (1646-1716) in 1691 from Greek dynamikos "powerful," from dynamis "power," from dynasthai "to be able, to have power, be strong enough," of unknown origin. The figurative sense of "active, potent, energetic" is from 1856 (in Emerson). Related: Dynamically.

n.

"energetic force; motive force," 1894, from dynamic (adj.).

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dynamically in Science
dynamic
  (dī-nām'ĭk)   
  1. Relating to energy or to objects in motion. Compare static.

  2. Relating to the study of dynamics.

  3. Characterized by continuous change or activity.


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