[dahy-nam-ik] /daɪˈnæm ɪk/
adjective, Also, dynamical
pertaining to or characterized by energy or effective action; vigorously active or forceful; energetic:
the dynamic president of the firm.
pertaining to the science of dynamics.
of or relating to the range of volume of musical sound.
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.
a basic or dynamic force, especially one that motivates, affects development or stability, etc.
of or concerned with energy or forces that produce motion, as opposed to static
of or concerned with dynamics
Also dynamical. characterized by force of personality, ambition, energy, new ideas, etc
(music) of, relating to, or indicating dynamics: dynamic marks
(computing) (of a memory) needing its contents refreshed periodically Compare static (sense 8)
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.
“energetic force; motive force,” 1894, from dynamic (adj.).
- Dynamically linked library
library (DLL) A library which is linked to application programs when they are loaded or run rather than as the final phase of compilation. This means that the same block of library code can be shared between several tasks rather than each task containing copies of the routines it uses. The executable is compiled with […]
- Dynamically scoped
- Dynamically typed
- Dynamic analysis
programming Evaluation of a program based on its execution. Dynamic analysis relies on executing a piece of software with selected test data. (1996-05-13)