- Dynamic is defined as energetic or forceful.
An example of dynamic is a personality that seems to have boundless energy.
- The definition of dynamic is constant change or motion.
An example of dynamic is the energy of a toddler at play.
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- relating to an object, or objects, in motion
- energetic; vigorous; forceful
- relating to or tending toward change or productive activity
- designating or of an event that occurs during the execution of a program: dynamic dump
- designating or of memory that requires periodic renewal of its stored data
- Electronics designating or of a speaker, microphone, etc. in which a diaphragm or cone is attached to a coil that vibrates within a fixed magnetic field
Origin: French dynamique ; from Classical Greek dynamikos ; from dynamis, power, strength ; from dynasthai, to be able
- dynamically adverb
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adjective also dy·nam·i·cal
- a. Of or relating to energy or to objects in motion.b. Of or relating to the study of dynamics.
- Characterized by continuous change, activity, or progress: a dynamic market.
- Marked by intensity and vigor; forceful. See Synonyms at active.
- Of or relating to variation of intensity, as in musical sound.
- An interactive system or process, especially one involving competing or conflicting forces: “the story of a malign dynamic between white prejudice and black autonomy” (Edmund S. Morgan).
- A force, especially political, social, or psychological: the main dynamic behind the revolution.
Origin: French dynamique, from Greek dunamikos, powerful, from dunamis, power, from dunasthai, to be able; see deu-2 in Indo-European roots.
- dy·namˈi·cal·ly adverb
dynamic - Computer Definition
Refers to operations performed "on the fly," which are based on decisions made while the program is running rather than beforehand. The expression, "buffers are dynamically created," means that space is created when actually needed, not reserved ahead of time. The expression, "data are compressed onto the disk dynamically" means that the compression algorithms are being applied when the data are being written rather than before. Contrast with static. See runtime and dynamic programming language. See also Microsoft Dynamics.
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dynamic - Science Definition
- Relating to energy or to objects in motion. Compare static.
- Relating to the study of dynamics.
- Characterized by continuous change or activity.
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