Definition of dynamic in English:

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Pronunciation: /dīˈnamik/


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(Of a person) positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas: she’s dynamic and determined
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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, forceful, powerful, positive;
high-powered, aggressive, bold, enterprising;
magnetic, passionate, fiery, high-octane
informal go-getting, peppy, full of get-up-and-go, full of vim and vigor, gutsy, gutty, spunky, feisty, go-ahead
vulgar slang ass-kicking
1.2 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.
1.3 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.
1.4Denoting 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.
1.5 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.
1.6 Electronics Relating to the volume of sound produced by a voice, instrument, or sound recording equipment.
2 Music Relating to the volume of sound produced by an instrument, voice, or recording: an astounding dynamic range
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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: /dīˈnamək(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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Syllabification: dy·nam·ic

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