[syn: active, dynamic]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dynamic \Dy*nam"ic\, Dynamical \Dy*nam"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?
powerful, fr. ? power, fr. ? to be able; cf. L. durus hard,
E. dure: cf. F. dynamique.]
1. Of or pertaining to dynamics; belonging to energy or
power; characterized by energy or production of force.
Science, as well as history, has its past to show,
-- a past indeed, much larger; but its immensity is
dynamic, not divine. --J.
The vowel is produced by phonetic, not by dynamic,
causes. --J. Peile.
2. Relating to physical forces, effects, or laws; as,
As natural science has become more dynamic, so has
history. --Prof. Shedd.
Dynamical electricity. See under Electricity.
Note: WordNet lists a number of narrower terms for dynamic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: characterized by action or forcefulness or force of
personality; "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker";
"the dynamic president of the firm" [syn: dynamic,
dynamical] [ant: adynamic, undynamic]
2: of or relating to dynamics
3: (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives
(e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather
than a state of being [syn: active, dynamic] [ant:
n 1: an efficient incentive; "they hoped it would act as a
spiritual dynamic on all churches" [syn: moral force,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
96 Moby Thesaurus words for "dynamic":
activating, active, acute, adventuresome, adventurous, aggressive,
alive, ambitious, animated, armipotent, authoritative, brisk,
cogent, driving, dynamical, eager, effective, electric,
electrodynamic, emphatic, energetic, energizing, enterprising,
enthusiastic, forceful, forcible, full of pep, functioning,
geodynamic, go-ahead, go-go, hearty, high-potency, high-powered,
high-pressure, high-tension, hustling, impetuous, in force,
in power, incisive, intense, irresistible, keen, kinematic,
kinetic, live, lively, living, lusty, mettlesome, mighty,
mighty in battle, operative, peppy, potent, powerful, prepotent,
puissant, pushful, pushing, pushy, radiodynamic, red-blooded,
robust, ruling, running, smacking, snappy, spanking, spirited,
spry, strenuous, striking, strong, take-charge, take-over, telling,
trenchant, up-and-coming, valid, vehement, venturesome, venturous,
vibrant, vigorous, violent, vital, vitalizing, vivacious, vivid,
working, zealous, zestful, zesty, zippy