from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various theories or philosophical systems that explain the universe in terms of force or energy.
- n. A process or mechanism responsible for the development or motion of a system.
- n. Continuous change, activity, or progress; vigor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several philosophical theories that attempt to explain the universe by an immanent force.
- n. Great energy, drive, force, or power; vigor of body, mind or personality; oomph or pizzazz
- n. Dynamic reality; active energy; continuous change, progress, or activity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine of Leibnitz, that all substance involves force.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrine that besides matter some other material principle — a force in some sense — is required to explain the phenomena of nature.
- n. The mode of being of mechanical force or energy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the activeness of an energetic personality
- n. 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
- n. active strength of body or mind
The preceding outline shows that the term dynamism, like all other general names of philosophical systems, is very vague, and applies to a number of widely different views originating from different considerations and supported by different arguments, namely:
The dynamism is the truth, and anything else is just stagnant-pool-sitting.
It occurs to me that so much of our contemporary economy's dynamism is based on people's willingness to take risks.
The list of reasons include households with too much debt; political and policy uncertainty; a growing mismatch between the skills of unemployed U.S. workers and the available work; and a broader shift in economic dynamism from the developed to emerging markets.
It never ceases to amaze me that job market dynamism is inversly proportional to job market regulation, especially when you include taxation.
To my mind, the greater worry is not a massive financial crisis again but it is a general slowing down of western economies, with all the problems that presents for employment and long-term dynamism, said Cable.
Its unique dynamism is fire: In 2,400-degree furnaces, students and renowned artists alike will manipulate and blow molten gobs in glass-walled studios visible to visitors.
Nothing ever remains the same, and any theory based on stasis, rather than dynamism, is doomed to fail and be forgotten.
Of course, the Godfather of individual choice and societal dynamism is Friedrich Hayek.
Europe, in killing entrepreneurship and dynamism, is killing this second criteria for wealth creation.