What does dynamic mean?

Definitions for dynamic
daɪˈnæm ɪkdy·nam·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moral force, dynamicadjective

    an efficient incentive

    "they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches"

  2. dynamic, dynamicaladjective

    characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality

    "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker"; "the dynamic president of the firm"

  3. dynamicadjective

    of or relating to dynamics

  4. active, dynamicadjective

    (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being


  1. dynamicnoun

    A characteristic or manner of an interaction; a behavior.

  2. dynamicnoun

    The varying loudness or volume of a song or the markings that indicate the loudness.

    If you pay attention to the dynamics as you play, it's a very moving piece.

  3. dynamicnoun

    A symbol in a musical score that indicates the desired level of volume.

  4. dynamicadjective

    Changeable; active; in motion usually as the result of an external force.

  5. dynamicadjective


  6. dynamicadjective

    Able to change and to adapt

  7. dynamicadjective

    Having to do with the volume of sound.

    The dynamic marking in bar 40 is forte.

  8. dynamicadjective

    happening at runtime instead of at compile time or predetermined

    Dynamic IP addresses.

  9. dynamicadjective

    pertaining to dynamics

  10. Etymology: From dynamique, from δυναμικός, from δύναμις, from δύναμαι.


  1. dynamic

    Dynamic is a term often used to refer to something that is constantly changing or evolving. It may also refer to an interaction or system characterized by constant change, activity, or progress. In physics, it can refer to force related to motion. In music, it can refer to the varying levels of volume. It is typically applied to things that are not static or unchanging.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dynamicadjective

    alt. of Dynamical

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dynamic

    -al, di-nam′ik, -al, adj. relating to force: relating to the effects of forces in nature: causal.—n. Dynam′ic, a moving force.—adv. Dynam′ically.—ns. Dynam′ics, the science which treats of matter and motion, where the nature of the moving body and the cause of its motion are both considered; Dy′namism, a theory which explains the phenomena of the universe by some immanent energy: operation of force; Dy′namist.—adj. Dynamis′tic. [Gr. dynamikosdynamis, power—dynasthai, to be able.]

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dynamic' in Adjectives Frequency: #731

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dynamic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dynamic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of dynamic in a Sentence

  1. Chris Borick:

    Pennsylvania is perhaps the most coveted state on the 2020 electoral map, layer in all the procedural issues -- which are significant, ongoing, and complex -- and you create this dynamic that is overwhelming in many ways to voters. People are concerned about their votes being counted.

  2. Christian Tom:

    Animal Crossing : New Horizon is a dynamic, diverse, and powerful platform that brings communities together from across the world, animal Crossing : New Horizon is an exciting new opportunity for our campaign to engage and connect Joe Biden supporters as they build and decorate their islands.

  3. Deputy Governor Lynn Patterson:

    Adjustments to large negative shocks take time, although painful for many, the shifts are signs of a dynamic economy.

  4. Eugen Weinberg:

    The market is expecting the tightening in the second half of the year, we argue this dynamic is hardly fundamentally sound.

  5. Jesse Ferguson:

    The dynamic with( President Donald Trump) has fundamentally changed, president Donald Trump has gone from a laugh line on the comedy shows to a clear and present danger in people's lives. It is gone from reality show to reality.

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