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Definition of "dynamics" []

  • The branch of mechanics that is concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of a body or system of bodies, especially of forces that do not originate within the system itself. Also called kinetics. (noun)
  • The forces and motions that characterize a system: The dynamics of ocean waves are complex. (noun)
  • The social, intellectual, or moral forces that produce activity and change in a given sphere: The dynamics of international trade have influenced our business decisions on this matter. (noun)
  • Variation in force or intensity, especially in musical sound. (noun)
  • Psychodynamics. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dynamics" in a sentence
  • "Everything we know suggests that the dynamics is a matter of relationships, that nature does not need artificed order — dams to stop a river, pumps to make it flow, men planting seeds to decree where plants sprout."
  • "The material and cognitive irreversibility of this dynamics is an essential aspect of the situation."
  • "Everything we know suggests that this dynamics is not comparable with law."