I. dy ‧ nam ‧ ic 1 AC /daɪˈnæmɪk/ BrE AmE adjective
[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Language: French ; Origin: dynamique , from Greek dynamikos 'powerful' , from dynamis 'power' ]
1 . full of energy and new ideas, and determined to succeed:
dynamic and ambitious people
2 . continuously moving or changing:
a dynamic and unstable process
3 . technical relating to a force or power that causes movement
—dynamically /-kli/ adverb
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▪ energetic having a lot of energy:
If you’re feeling energetic, we could go out for a run.
▪ full of energy/bursting with energy energetic and ready to work hard or do a lot of things:
I admire her because she’s so full of energy and enthusiasm.
When she first started at the college she was bursting with energy and full of new ideas.
▪ dynamic very energetic and always wanting to do new things:
What this country needs is a dynamic new leader.
▪ hyperactive having more energy than is normal or good, because you cannot keep still or quiet for very long – used especially about children:
Our youngest daughter was hyperactive, and it had a damaging effect on the whole family.
▪ tireless working with a lot of energy in a determined way, especially to achieve a particular thing:
She was a tireless campaigner against apartheid in South Africa.
▪ full of beans informal feeling energetic and happy and showing this in the way you behave:
He’s one of those people who leap out of bed full of beans every morning.
II. dynamic 2 AC BrE AmE noun
1 . dynamics
a) [plural] the way in which things or people behave, react, and affect each other
the dynamics of the family
He did research on group dynamics and leadership styles.
b) [uncountable] the science relating to the movement of objects and the forces involved in movement
c) [plural] changes in how loudly music is played or sung
2 . [singular] formal something that causes action or change
She regards class conflict as a central dynamic of historical change.