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dynamic

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Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality—not as we expect it to be but as it is—is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.
Frederick Buechner
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Etymology

From French dynamique < Ancient Greek δυναμικός (dunamikos) "powerful" < δύναμις (dunamis) "power"

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Adjective

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  1. Changeable; active; in motion.
    The environment is dynamic, changing with the years and the seasons.
    He was a dynamic and engaging speaker.
  2. Powerful
  3. Able to change and to adapt (also in computing)
  4. (music) Having to do with the volume of sound.
    The dynamic marking in bar 40 is forte.

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dynamic

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  1. A characteristic or manner of an interaction; a behavior.
    Watch the dynamic between the husband and wife when they disagree.
    The study of fluid dynamics quantifies turbulent and laminar flows.
  2. (music) The varying loudness or volume of a song or the markings that indicate the loudness.
    If you pay attention to the dynamics as you play, it's a very moving piece.
  3. (music) A symbol in a musical score that indicates the desired level of volume.

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