dynamic

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From French dynamique, from Ancient Greek δυναμικός (dunamikos, powerful), from δύναμις (dunamis, power), from δύναμαι (dunamai, I am able).

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dynamic (comparative more dynamic, superlative most dynamic)

  1. Changing; active; in motion.
    The environment is dynamic, changing with the years and the seasons.
    dynamic economy
  2. Powerful; energetic.
    He was a dynamic and engaging speaker.
  3. Able to change and to adapt
  4. (music) Having to do with the volume of sound.
    The dynamic marking in bar 40 is forte.
  5. (computing) happening at runtime instead of at compile time or predetermined
    dynamic allocation
    Dynamic IP addresses.
  6. Pertaining to dynamics—the branch of mechanics concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of objects.

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dynamic (plural dynamics)

  1. A characteristic or manner of an interaction; a behavior.
    Watch the dynamic between the husband and wife when they disagree.
    The study of fluid dynamics quantifies turbulent and laminar flows.
  2. (music) 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. (music) A symbol in a musical score that indicates the desired level of volume.

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