- Dynamics is defined as the branch of mechanics that deals with the effect of outside forces on something.
- An example of dynamics is how the moon affects the ocean waves.
- An example of dynamics are the effect of individual relationships on a group of friends.
dynamics definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the branch of mechanics dealing with the motions of material bodies under the action of given forces; kinetics
- the various forces, physical, oral, economic, etc., operating in any field
- the way such forces shift or change in relation to one another
- the study of such forces
- the effect of varying degrees of loudness or softness in the performance of music
dynamics definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. (used with a sing. verb) The branch of mechanics that is concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of a body or system of bodies, especially of forces that do not originate within the system itself. Also called kinetics.b. (used with a pl. verb) The forces and motions that characterize a system: The dynamics of ocean waves are complex.
- (used with a pl. verb) The social, intellectual, or moral forces that produce activity and change in a given sphere: The dynamics of international trade have influenced our business decisions on this matter.
- (used with a pl. verb) Variation in force or intensity, especially in musical sound.
- (used with a sing. verb) Psychodynamics.
dynamics - Medical Definition
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- See kinetics.
dynamics - Science Definition
The branch of physics that deals with the effects of forces on the motions of bodies. Also called kinetics. Compare kinematics.