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dy·na·mism

 (dī′nə-mĭz′əm)
n.
1. Any of various theories or philosophical systems that explain the universe in terms of force or energy.
2. A process or mechanism responsible for the development or motion of a system.
3. Continuous change, activity, or progress; vigor.

[French dynamisme, from Greek dunamis, power; see dynamic.]

dy′na·mist n.
dy′na·mis′tic adj.

dynamism

(ˈdaɪnəˌmɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) philosophy any of several theories that attempt to explain phenomena in terms of an immanent force or energy. Compare mechanism5, vitalism
2. the forcefulness of an energetic personality
ˈdynamist n
ˌdynaˈmistic adj

dy•na•mism

(ˈdaɪ nəˌmɪz əm)

n.
1. any of various theories that seek to explain phenomena of nature by the action of force. Compare mechanism (def. 6), vitalism (def. 1).
2. great energy, force, or power.
[1825–35]
dy′na•mist, n.
dy`na•mis′tic, adj.

dynamism

any of various theories or philosophical systems that seek to explain natural phenomena by the action and interaction of forces, as mechanism or Leibnizianism. Cf. vitalism.dynamist, n.dynamistic, adj.
See also: Philosophy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dynamism - any of the various theories or doctrines or philosophical systems that attempt to explain the phenomena of the universe in terms of some immanent force or energy
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
2.dynamism - active strength of body or minddynamism - active strength of body or mind  
strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"
3.dynamism - the activeness of an energetic personalitydynamism - the activeness of an energetic personality
activeness, activity - the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically; "the level of activity declines with age"

dynamism

noun energy, go (informal), drive, push (informal), initiative, enterprise, pep, zip (informal), vigour, zap (slang), welly (slang), get-up-and-go (informal), brio, liveliness, forcefulness a situation that calls for dynamism and new thinking
Translations

dynamism

[ˈdaɪnəmɪzəm] Ndinamismo m

dynamism

[ˈdaɪnəmɪzəm] n
(= energy) → dynamisme m
(= vigorousness) → dynamisme m

dynamism

nDynamismus m; (of person)Dynamik f

dynamism

[ˈdaɪnəmɪzm] ndinamismo
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