dynamism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dynamism the activeness of an energetic personality
    • n dynamism active strength of body or mind
    • n dynamism any of the various theories or doctrines or philosophical systems that attempt to explain the phenomena of the universe in terms of some immanent force or energy
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dynamism The doctrine of Leibnitz, that all substance involves force.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dynamism The doctrine that besides matter some other material principle — a force in some sense — is required to explain the phenomena of nature. The term is applied— to the doctrines of some of the Ionic philosophers, who held to some such principles as love and hate to explain the origin of motion;
    • n dynamism The mode of being of mechanical force or energy.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dynamism a theory which explains the phenomena of the universe by some immanent energy: operation of force
    • ***

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
Cf. F. dynamisme,. See Dynamics
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. dynamikosdynamis, power—dynasthai, to be able.

Usage

In literature:

To come back to the question of a possible distinction in the essential or inherent qualities of dynamic or physical forces.
"Fashionable Philosophy and Other Sketches" by Laurence Oliphant
From that point on his mind shook off the lethargy of the incensed atmosphere and became dynamic.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
The cessation of dynamic nerve force filled him with racking pains and a pitiable weakness.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Dynamic alteration of the Catoctin diabase is pronounced and wide-spread.
"History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia" by James W. Head
The dynamic of youth must go somewhere and do something.
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
Thus, Hsuen Tzu's philosophy contains a dynamic element, fit for a dynamic period of history.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
We have now carefully considered the acts and dynamic activity of human thought.
"Myth and Science" by Tito Vignoli
From this we see that a change of temperature either converts static to dynamic or dynamic to static caloric.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 312, December 24, 1881" by Various
Into my life then came a few choice souls whose fellowship acted as a dynamic to my life.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
His bearing was so peculiar that she bent upon him her dynamic gaze.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
R. MAIN & W. T. LYNN 2/- Statics and Dynamics.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
If he ever does break loose, he'll be all the more dynamic for having held himself back.
"The Tin Soldier" by Temple Bailey
It's a lie, of course, but it's a dynamic lie!
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
It is also the world's dynamic force.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
But that music is a power and has influenced humanity with dynamic force in politics, religion, peace, and war, no one can gainsay.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z" by Various
Elsa Chetwood was twenty-five, lithely built, outwardly reposeful, but dynamic within.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
Whether the dynamic theory is destined to share the same fate remains to be seen.
"Curiosities of Heat" by Lyman B. Tefft
His transition from piano to forte is his best range, not the extremes at either end of the dynamic scale.
"Franz Liszt" by James Huneker
Delacroix's heritage to art was intellectual, Courbet's dynamic.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
War is the dynamic form of the same force.
"Defenseless America" by Hudson Maxim
***

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:

Microsoft is hoping many website developers will download and install Internet Explorer 10 on their Windows 7 machines and see the browser 's potential for making online services more compelling and dynamic.
And as for pedigree, Torres is one of the most dynamic wine families out there.
Sport suspension, dynamic steering and all-wheel-drive for awesome handling.
Dynamic Chiropractic – January 1, 2000, Vol 18, Issue 01.
Dynamic Chiropractic – September 8, 1997, Vol 15, Issue 19.
Dynamic Chiropractic – April 23, 1993, Vol 11, Issue 09.
Dynamic Chiropractic – December 16, 1994, Vol 12, Issue 26.
The Christening Ceremony of the USNS Medgar Evers was held Saturday morning, 11/12, at General Dynamics NAASCO.
View of the stern of the USNS Medgar Evers just prior to its christening ceremony at General Dynamics NASSCO./ Photos by Charlie Neuman.
Hanno Hildmann, Sebastien Nicolas, Fabrice Saffre, "A bio-inspired resource-saving approach to dynamic client-server association," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol 99, no.
Coaxial Dynamics has introduced a new series of low-reflection terminations for applications through 4 GHz.
The writer of "Tropic Thunder" and "Men in Black 3" imagines a dynamic G.O.P.
Coaxial Dynamics has introduced a new series of low-reflection terminations for applications through 4 GHz.
Smart money is on the track record of three decades of steady growth of one of the world's largest, most dynamic economies.
Of the five, Rosella Namok, Fiona Omeenyo, and Samantha Hobson stand out for their staggeringly beautiful, dynamic canvases.
***

In science:

In figure 8 we see that also this latter assumption is verified numerically (by the population dynamics results), and that the simulation data are, in turn, again in good agreement with those of the population dynamics.
Finitely connected vector spin systems with random matrix interactions
Surely this is not the ideal way to find out the dynamics of the universe, as here the dynamics is assumed and then the fields are found out without any reference to the origin of the field.
Acceleration of the universe with a simple trigonometric potential
Furthermore, if the governing dynamics is not anomalous but the internal intrinsic dynamics, then σ(TRW ) essentially has the same dynamical behavior as that of the mean-square surface fluctuation (width) W (TRW ) in one-random-walker surface growth model.
Flux fluctuations in a multi-random-walker model and surface growth dynamics
In particular, generalized models can be used to investigate the local dynamics (e.g. emergence of dynastic cycle from a Hopf bifurcation), to identify important parameters (e.g. availability of land sx ) and to draw certain conclusions on the global dynamics (e.g. the existence of complex dynamics).
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
Although we do not claim that this dynamics is equivalent in any sense to a steepest-descent dynamics, the fact that the free energy is lowered in a controlled fashion leads us to view it as a ‘physical’ dynamics.
Free energy landscapes, dynamics and the edge of chaos in mean-field models of spin glasses
We have also considered more complex dynamic rules for which one applies the local ma jority rule to each spin variable with a certain probaility say P , and another dynamic rule such as random Boolean dynamics with probability 1 − P .
Activity patterns on random scale-free networks: Global dynamics arising from local majority rules
The dynamic analysis has not been reported in this article. A rigid dynamic model has been proposed in (Guegan et al. (2002) and an elastic dynamic model is now being developed with the software package Meccano.
Design of a Three-Axis Isotropic Parallel Manipulator for Machining Applications: The Orthoglide
The effective dynamics captures the timedependence of the mean-squared displacement quantitatively, even at the relatively small value µ = 3. (Bottom) We show the disorder-averaged diffusion front Gn (t) for real dynamics (points) and effective dynamics (lines) at µ = 10 (left) and µ = 3 (right).
Duality between random trap and barrier models
B] Bena¨ım M.: Dynamics of stochastic approximation algorithms, S´eminaire de Probabilit´es XXXIII, Lecture Notes in Math. 1709, Springer, Berlin, (1999), 1–68. [BH] Bena¨ım M., Hirsch M. W.: Dynamics of Morse-Smale urn processes, Ergodic Theory Dynam.
On some generalized reinforced random walks on integers
We have noted that the classical dynamics and the phenomenological dynamics in the ¯µ(cid:48) -scheme are both completely independent of the choice of the finite sized interval I , whereas the phenomenological dynamics in the ¯µ-scheme reacts to the physical size of I .
Phenomenological loop quantum geometry of the Schwarzschild black hole
They also showed that one cannot foliate a region of spacetime with dynamical horizons and that for a given dynamical horizon there is no dynamical horizon entirely in its past.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
The first motivation is related to dynamical systems, and to finding the ”right” topology on the set of measures, namely a topology which replicates certain properties of a dynamical system on a metric space to the induced dynamical system on the set of measures.
Stability of invariant measures
In contrast to random invariant manifolds, which move in time, the dynamics studied via amplitude equations approximates the dynamics on a given fixed vector space, and the essential dynamics is given by a stochastic ordinary differential equation on dominant modes.
Qualitative Properties of Local Random Invariant Manifolds for SPDEs with Quadratic Nonlinearity
Because scattering dynamics are so closely related to scattering of particles in physical systems, we commonly refer to the dynamics of initial conditions in a region of the phase space as dynamical of particles whose dynamics started in such region.
Random fluctuation leads to forbidden escape of particles
Theorem 3.6 Let (Rj , Tj ) be dynamic random walk on K ⋉ Rd where Rj is the dynamic random walk on K given in Theorem 3.4 or Theorem 3.5 and Tj is dynamic random walk on Rd defined in 3.1.
Dynamic Random Walks on Motion Groups
***