Definition of dynamism in English:


Line breaks: dyna|mism
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪnəmɪz(ə)m


[mass noun]
  • 2 Philosophy , chiefly • historical The theory that phenomena of matter or mind are due to the action of forces rather than to motion or matter.



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  • One such writer is Virginia Postrel, who describes reactionaries as ‘stasists’ and innovators as ‘dynamists’ and accuses the ‘stasists’ of stealing the future of society.
  • What we're looking at now is a political and cultural battle between dynamists and stasists.
  • I wouldn't want to have the entire world be so homogenous or so traditional; I am still a dynamist at heart.


mid 19th century: from Greek dunamis 'power' + -ism.

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