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dynamics n : the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies [syn: kinetics]

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From δυναμική (dynamike), from Ancient Greek δύναμις (dynamis) "strength, power".


  1. The branch of mechanics that is concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of objects.
  2. The volume of the sound, such as piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, and forte.


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Extensive Definition

Dynamics (from Greek δυναμικός - dunamikos "powerful", from δύναμις - dunamis "power") may refer to: *System dynamics, the study of the behaviour of complex systems
  • A Dynamical system in mathematics or complexity.
  • Dynamics (music), In music, dynamics refers to the softness or loudness of a sound or note. The term is also applied to the written or printed musical notation used to indicate dynamics.
  • Group dynamics, the study of social group processes
  • Microsoft Dynamics, business software for customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning
  • Psychodynamics, the study of the interrelationship of various parts of the mind, personality, or psyche as they relate to mental, emotional, or motivational forces especially at the subconscious level
  • Neurodynamics, an area of research in the brain sciences which places a strong focus upon the spatio-temporal (dynamic) character of neural activity in describing brain function
  • Power dynamics, the dynamics of power, used in sociology
  • Dynamic programming in computer science and control theory.
  • Dynamic program analysis, in computer science is a set of methods for analyzing code that is performed with executing programs built from that software on a real or virtual processor.

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dynamics in Danish: Dynamik (flertydig)
dynamics in German: Dynamik
dynamics in French: Dynamique
dynamics in Italian: Dinamica
dynamics in Hebrew: דינמיקה
dynamics in Dutch: Dynamiek
dynamics in Japanese: ダイナミクス
dynamics in Norwegian: Dynamikk
dynamics in Norwegian: Dynamikk
dynamics in Low German: Dynamik
dynamics in Polish: Dynamika
dynamics in Russian: Динамика (значения)
dynamics in Slovak: Dynamika
dynamics in Serbian: Динамика
dynamics in Swedish: Dynamik
dynamics in Turkish: Dinamik

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