1. Of or pertaining to dynamics; belonging to energy or power; characterised 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. Martineau) "The vowel is produced by phonetic, not by dynamic, causes." (J. Peile)

2. Relating to physical forces, effects, or laws; as, dynamical geology. "As natural science has become more dynamic, so has history." (Prof. Shedd) Dynamical electricity. See Electricity.

Origin: Gr. Powerful, fr. Power, fr. To be able; cf. L. Durus hard, E. Dure: cf. F. Dynamique.

(01 Mar 1998)