dynamistic

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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