Dynamics



[dahy-nam-iks] /daɪˈnæm ɪks/

noun
1.
(used with a singular verb) Physics. the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion and equilibrium of systems under the action of forces, usually from outside the system.
2.
(used with a plural verb) the motivating or driving forces, physical or moral, in any field.
3.
(used with a plural verb) the pattern or history of growth, change, and development in any field.
4.
(used with a plural verb) variation and gradation in the volume of musical sound.
5.
(used with a singular verb) .
[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.

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. .
noun
7.
a basic or dynamic force, especially one that motivates, affects development or stability, etc.
/daɪˈnæmɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that change or produce the motions of bodies Compare statics, kinematics
2.
(functioning as sing) the branch of mechanics that includes statics and kinetics See statics, kinetics
3.
(functioning as sing) the branch of any science concerned with forces
4.
those forces that produce change in any field or system
5.
(music)

/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)
n.

as a branch of physics, 1789, from dynamic (adj.); also see -ics.
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.).

dynamics dy·nam·ics (dī-nām’ĭks)
n.

dynamics
(dī-nām’ĭks)
The branch of physics that deals with the effects of forces on the motions of bodies. Also called kinetics. Compare kinematics.
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