dynamism

[dahy-nuh-miz-uhm]
noun
1.
any of various theories or philosophical systems that seek to explain phenomena of nature by the action of force. Compare mechanism ( def 8 ), vitalism ( def 1 ).
2.
great energy, force, or power; vigor: the dynamism of the new governor.
3.
Psychology. a habitual mode of reducing or eliminating tension.

Origin:
1825–35; dynam- + -ism

dynamist, noun
dynamistic, adjective
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dynamism (ˈdaɪnəˌmɪzəm)
 
n
1.  philosophy mechanism Compare vitalism any of several theories that attempt to explain phenomena in terms of an immanent force or energy
2.  the forcefulness of an energetic personality
 
'dynamist
 
n
 
dyna'mistic
 
adj

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dynamism
1831, "dynamic energy, force, drive," from Gk. dynamis "power." As a philosophical system, from 1857.
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Example sentences
Americans have always been known for their manic dynamism.
The emerging world, by contrast, will be a whirling hub of dynamism and
  creativity.
The dynamism and the sheer size of the market creates all sorts of
  opportunities for anyone with any initiative.
In almost every category, the results demonstrated the city's diversity and
  dynamism.
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