dynamic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dynamic (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being
    • adj dynamic characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality "a dynamic market","a dynamic speaker","the dynamic president of the firm"
    • adj dynamic of or relating to dynamics
    • n dynamic an efficient incentive "they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dynamic Of or pertaining to dynamics; belonging to energy or power; characterized by energy or production of force. "Science, as well as history, has its past to show, -- a past indeed, much larger; but its immensity is dynamic , not divine.""The vowel is produced by phonetic, not by dynamic , causes."
    • Dynamic Relating to physical forces, effects, or laws; as, dynamical geology. "As natural science has become more dynamic , so has history."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dynamic Pertaining to mechanical forces not in equilibrium: opposed to static.
    • dynamic Pertaining to mechanical forces, whether in equilibrium or not; involving the consideration of forces. By extension
    • dynamic Causal; effective; motive; involving motion or change: often used vaguely.
    • dynamic In the Kantian philosophy, relating to the reason of existence of an object of experience.
    • dynamic The doctrine that some other original principle besides matter must be supposed to account for the phenomena of the universe
    • n dynamic A moral force; an efficient incentive.
    • n dynamic The science which teaches how to calculate motions in accordance with the laws of force: same as dynamics.
    • dynamic Sthenic; functional, not organic: as, a dynamic disease.
    • dynamic In botany, capable of strongly swelling on one side: applied to tissue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dynamic di-nam′ik relating to force: relating to the effects of forces in nature: causal
    • n Dynamic a moving force
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Quotations

  • Ren Mulford Jr.
    Ren Mulford Jr.
    “It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by -- Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.”
  • Mary Daly
    Mary Daly
    “Why indeed must God be a noun? Why not a verb -- the most active and dynamic of all.”
  • William James
    William%20James
    “Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.”
  • Gary Zukav
    Gary Zukav
    “When you interact with another, an illusion is part of this dynamic. This illusion allows each soul to perceive what it needs to understands in order to heal.”
  • Kenneth Hildebrand
    Kenneth Hildebrand
    “Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes; lesser ones exist on wishes and inclinations.”
  • Eric Parslow
    Eric Parslow
    “Life is the dynamic, creative edge of reality.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. powerful, fr. power, fr. to be able; cf. L. durus, hard, E. dure,: cf. F. dynamique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. dynamikosdynamis, power—dynasthai, to be able.

Usage

In literature:

For dynamic energy the first one stands.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
He dived and skittered through the crystal tides like some giant saucer of dynamics.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
NEWTH'S STATICS, DYNAMICS, AND HYDROSTATICS.
"Notes and Queries, Number 52, October 26, 1850" by Various
Such formulae may be found in any standard work of thermo-dynamics.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
A current produced by electro-dynamic induction.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Many of these religious groups are in existence primarily because of the dynamic philosophy or psychology they offer for every day living.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
In the schoolroom he was full of a genial enthusiasm that seemed to impart instruction by sheer dynamic force.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
Dynamics of a Particle.
"The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]" by William Shakespeare
Of a sudden, the man across from him seemed to have changed character, added considerable dynamic to his make-up.
"Subversive" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
It is both light and heat; it confers guidance and dynamic.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
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In poetry:

So blissfully I slip away
From brazen and dynamic day
To dingle cool . . .
Now tell me friend, if in your eyes,
By being simple I am wise,—
Or just a fool?
"Simplicity" by Robert W Service
There's something of me in each one
With whom I work and play,
For islanded there can be none
In this dynamic day;
And meshed with me perchance may be
A leper in Cathay.
"You And Me" by Robert W Service
Poet, whose words are like the tight-packed seed
Sealed in the capsule of a silver flower,
Still at your art we wonder as we read,
The art dynamic charging each word with power.
"To Ralph Waldo Emerson" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Dynamic Chiropractic – September 12, 1990, Vol 08, Issue 19.
Dynamic Chiropractic – August 1, 1990, Vol 08, Issue 16.
Dynamic Chiropractic – November 5, 1993, Vol 11, Issue 23.
Dynamic Chiropractic – February 23, 1998, Vol 16, Issue 05.
Dynamic Chiropractic – June 7, 1991, Vol 09, Issue 12.
Dynamic Chiropractic – January 14, 1994, Vol 12, Issue 02.
Dynamic Chiropractic – February 1, 1991, Vol 09, Issue 03.
Dynamic Chiropractic – October 22, 1993, Vol 11, Issue 22.
Dynamic Chiropractic – April 11, 1990, Vol 08, Issue 08.
Dynamic Chiropractic – September 1, 1993, Vol 11, Issue 18.
Let's play around some more with the dynamic blocks we started with last month.
You may recall that parameters are used to control the actions to be performed on the dynamic block.
In this column, we've explored a few of the details and options of dynamic blocks.
F Turner, "High-performance adaptive routing in multicomputers using dynamic virtual circuits," inProc.
Baby Care Shows Dynamism in Face of Aging Demographics, Slowing Economies.
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In science:

The dynamics of the phase transition of the continuum Φ4 1+1 -theory in Light Cone Quantization is reexamined taking into account fluctuations of the order parameter < Φ > in the form of dynamical zero mode operators (DZMO) which appear in a natural way via the Haag expansion of the field Φ(x) of the interacting theory.
Critical properties of $\Phi^4_{1+1}$-theory in Light-Cone Quantization
The parameter controlling the degree to which the condensation process is dynamic is the ratio (η) of the cooling to the representative (sound or bulk) dynamical time.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
We can thus approximate the dynamics of the degree distribution by considering of the dynamics of the first two moments of pd (t) only.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
We introduce an extension of hamiltonian dynamics, defined on hyperkahler manifolds, which we call “hyperhamiltonian dynamics”.
Hyperhamiltonian dynamics
The term refers to the intrinsic tendency of a large class of spatially extended dynamical systems to spontaneously organize into a dynamical critical state.
A Nonconservative Earthquake Model of Self-Organized Criticality on a Random Graph
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