Meaning of DYNAMIC in English

I. (ˈ)dī|namik, -mēk sometimes də̇ˈn- adjective

also dy·nam·i·cal -mə̇kəl, -mēk-

Etymology: French dynamique, New Latin dynamicus, & German dynamisch, from Greek dynamikos powerful, from dynamis power (from dynasthai to be able) + -ikos -ic, -ical

1. in Kantianism : relating to the grounds or reasons for the existence of a sense presentation

the dynamic categories of relation


a. : of or relating to power : relating to physical force or energy

the dynamic theory of heat

b. : of or relating to dynamics : of or relating to forces producing motion : active — compare potential , static

3. : functional 1b (1)

a dynamic disease


a. : characterized by continuous movement, advance, or expansion

a dynamic economy

a dynamic population

: characterized by continuous change

an unstable dynamic age

or tending to produce change

the dynamic force of technology

: having or relating to a nonphysical force or energy

every social behavior pattern … contains a dynamic component — S.F.Nadel

: forceful , energetic

a dynamic personality

b. : having reference to change or behavior

the dynamic relationship between man and institutions — Abram Kardiner

specifically : relating to a system or culture marked by continuous alteration and a resulting lack of equilibrium of its elements

a dynamic system like a human individual or social group — H.V.Dicks

c. : characterized by a concern with or interest in cultural change or process and the patterns of cultural change

wrote social history of the static sort, as opposed to the dynamic interpretative variety — J.B.Hedges


a. : producing an effect of energetic movement or progression

a dynamic line

dynamic brushwork

b. : characterized by an aesthetic equilibrium of parts which considered separately are unstable

6. : taking time into account as an explicit factor in economic processes so that variables at different points in time are functionally related

7. : characterized by variations of accent dependent on variation in force of expiration or stress — compare expiratory , stress accent

8. : relating to volume of musical sound or to relative loudness and softness

the dynamic range of the piano

• dy·nam·i·cal·ly -mə̇k(ə)lē, -mēk-, -li adverb

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: probably from French dynamique, from dynamique, adjective


a. : dynamics 2a

convert its dynamic of grievance and discontent into revolutionary class struggle — A.L.Locke

b. : a particular dynamic force

the generative force, the historical dynamic of their country — Archibald MacLeish

2. : dynamics 3

III. adjective

of random-access memory : requiring periodic refreshment of charge in order to retain data

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.