from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. The forces and motions that characterize a system: The dynamics of ocean waves are complex.
- n. 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.
- n. Variation in force or intensity, especially in musical sound.
- n. Psychodynamics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The branch of mechanics that is concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of objects.
- n. The volume of the sound, such as piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, and forte.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That branch of mechanics which treats of the motion of bodies (Kinematics) and the action of forces in producing or changing their motion (kinetics). Dynamics is held by some recent writers to include statics and not kinematics.
- n. The moving moral, as well as physical, forces of any kind, or the laws which relate to them.
- n. That department of musical science which relates to, or treats of, the power of tones.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mathematical theory of force; also (until recently the common acceptation), the theory of forces in motion; the science of deducing from given circumstances (masses, positions, velocities, forces, and constraints) the motions of a system of particles.
- n. The moving moral or physical forces of any kind, or the laws which relate to them.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies
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.
Q. Family dynamics is one topic from which you seem unable to escape in all of your books, whether they be set in the hills of Virginia like Wish
According to person familiar with his thinking, Mr. Hastings is willing to endure the current drubbing because the long-term dynamics indicate that people will be less and less reliant on the DVD side of the business.
"Lower long-end yields tend to be a sign that investors are becoming more comfortable...with the longer-term dynamics of a sovereign."
Tahoe's south shore is undergoing a "shift in dynamics" from gambling to a more recreation-focused tourist destination, Carrig said, and Heavenly is likely to play a major role in the transition.
The actual dynamics is more gnarly, to my mind, with nested and threaded sub-narratives of disruption, recognition and reaction (ump-thousand word blog post on this here).
Also, heat radiation affects the polar caps more than one way or maybe my ignorance in thermal-dynamics is too apparent.
There is a huge difference in dynamics between governments accountable to a large number of citizens vs communities accountable to a much smaller number.