Definition of dynamic in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈnamɪk/


1(Of a process or system) characterized by constant change, activity, or progress: a dynamic economy
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  • To use a cliché, the only constant in a dynamic economy is change.
  • In this context, climate change should be viewed as a dynamic system of atmospheric processes and their products.
  • The transaction process is a dynamic system that is composed of the interplay of the three information flows.
1.1 Physics Relating to forces producing motion. Often contrasted with static.
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  • For Bernoulli's principle to dominate a dynamic situation, friction must be less dominant.
  • The primary means by which a fly wing creates aerodynamic force is dynamic stall.
  • The water going down your plughole, the planets going around the sun, the electrons spinning around a nucleus, they all reflect the same dynamic tension between opposing forces.
1.2 Linguistics (Of a verb) expressing an action, activity, event, or process. Contrasted with stative.
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  • This is a category of verb that contrasts with dynamic verb in the aspect system of a language, and relates to state and not action: in English, such verbs as belong, love.
1.3Denoting or relating to web pages that update frequently or are generated according to an individual’s search terms: the dynamic content of these sites keeps their audience informed and up to date
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  • The sidebar is the place where small, dynamic applications live.
  • A CMS system will very often require SEO more than static sites, depending of the dynamic nature of the pages.
  • A common problem for sites using databases concerns dynamic urls.
2(Of a person) positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas: a dynamic young advertising executive
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  • You are dynamic, forceful and assertive while making new beginnings at work and soft, gentle and loving in personal relationships today.
  • Although still only a junior, she was dynamic and powerful, with routines of outstanding difficulty on all four events.
  • Yet, they are dynamic and open to assimilate and incorporate new ideas that explain further aspects of change.
energetic, spirited, active, lively, zestful, vital, vigorous, strong, forceful, powerful, potent, positive, effective, effectual, high-powered, aggressive, driving, pushing, bold, enterprising;
electric, magnetic, flamboyant, passionate, fiery
informal go-getting, zippy, peppy, sparky, high-octane, full of get-up-and-go, full of vim and vigour, full of beans, gutsy, spunky, ballsy, feisty, have-a-go, go-ahead
North American informal go-go
3 Electronics (Of a memory device) needing to be refreshed by the periodic application of a voltage.
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  • The research produced an article and a patent for a novel type of dynamic computer memory.
  • The patent pertains to the method of forming a data storage capacitor with a wide electrode area for dynamic random access memory using double spacers.
  • Although not as dense, SRAM is many times faster than dynamic random access memory.
4 Music Relating to the volume of sound produced by an instrument, voice, or recording.
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  • Now at the peak of her powers, Zajick can apparently do just about anything she wishes with her voice, at all dynamic levels and throughout her range.
  • Even better is the sound, a dynamic, active Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
  • The Dolby Surround audio is also more dynamic than the original stereo broadcast, offering crystal clear dialogue and punchy music.


1A force that stimulates change or progress within a system or process: evaluation is part of the basic dynamic of the project
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  • The brief introduction of each individual within the group dynamic adds texture to an uncomplicated tale, and offers multiple opportunities for comedic repartee.
  • In addition, bearing in mind one's inherent location within the dynamic of gender relations should inform the way in which one interacts with others, male and female.
  • The terrible poverty at the global level he sees as getting worse, with the same dynamic at work within all countries, even industrialised ones.
2 Music another term for dynamics (sense 3).



Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈnamɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • In scientific terms we are complex dynamical systems and this fact affects our observational capacity in a very real way.
  • You know, I'm interested in the the dynamical and self-organizing aspects of this phenomenon as well.
  • This theory becomes especially interesting when applied to the most sophisticated dynamical system of all - our DNA.


Early 19th century (as a term in physics): from French dynamique, from Greek dunamikos, from dunamis 'power'.

Words that rhyme with dynamic

aerodynamic, balsamic, ceramic, cryptogamic, cycloramic, hydrodynamic, Islamic, panoramic, psychodynamic, thermodynamic

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