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dynamic

dy·nam·ic

dynamic

 
 
pronunciation:
daI nae mihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word History, Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: characterized by constant activity, forward movement, or change, often with positive results.
Language is dynamic; new words enter a language, other words disappear from use.The leaders proposed a dynamic program for social reform.
synonyms:
active, lively, propulsive
antonyms:
static
similar words:
alive, animated, effective, effectual, operative, powerful, trenchant, vigorous
definition 2: full of energy; forceful.
She's known as a dynamic stage performer.His dynamic personality is said to be the factor that won over the voters.The prime minister's dynamic leadership brought about many reforms.
synonyms:
active, animated, driving, energetic, lively, peppy, strong, vital
antonyms:
halfhearted, listless, weak
similar words:
alive, emphatic, forceful, high-powered, live, lusty, potent, powerful, red-blooded, spirited, vigorous, virile, vivacious
definition 3: in physics, of or related to force, energy, and motion.
antonyms:
static
definition 4: of or related to variations in the intensity or volume of musical sound.
dynamic range
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part of speech: noun
definition: a basic and dynamic force.
This is the dynamic that produces changes in the law.
synonyms:
impetus, impulsion, propulsion
similar words:
energy, force, fundamental, incentive, spur
derivation: dynamically (adv.)
Word History
Dynamic comes from dynamikos, an ancient Greek word that means "powerful."
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