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DYNAMIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dynamic mean? 

DYNAMIC (noun)
  The noun DYNAMIC has 1 sense:

1. an efficient incentive

  Familiarity information: DYNAMIC used as a noun is very rare.


DYNAMIC (adjective)
  The adjective DYNAMIC has 3 senses:

1. characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
2. of or relating to dynamics
3. expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. 'to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. 'running' in 'running water')

  Familiarity information: DYNAMIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DYNAMIC (noun)


Sense 1dynamic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An efficient incentive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting goals

Synonyms:

dynamic; moral force

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("dynamic" is a kind of...):

incentive; inducement; motivator (a positive motivational influence)


DYNAMIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality

Synonyms:

dynamic; dynamical

Context examples:

a dynamic market / a dynamic speaker / the dynamic president of the firm

Similar:

slashing (as if striking with slashing blows)

self-propelled; self-propelling (moved forward by its own force or momentum)

propellant; propellent; propelling; propulsive (tending to or capable of propelling)

projectile (impelling or impelled forward)

high-energy; high-octane; high-power; high-powered; high-voltage (vigorously energetic or forceful)

energising; energizing; kinetic (supplying motive force)

driving; impulsive (having the power of driving or impelling)

changing; ever-changing (marked by continuous change or effective action)

can-do (marked by a willingness to tackle a job and get it done)

Also:

energetic (possessing or exerting or displaying energy)

Antonym:

undynamic (characterized by an absence of force or forcefulness)


Sense 2dynamic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to dynamics

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)

Pertainym:

dynamics (the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies)


Sense 3dynamic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

dynamic; active

Domain category:

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))


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