Dynamic vs. Static

Dynamic vs. Static — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Dynamic and Static

Dynamicadjective

Of or relating to energy or to objects in motion.

Staticadjective

Having no motion; being at rest; quiescent.

Dynamicadjective

Of or relating to the study of dynamics.

Staticadjective

Fixed; stationary.

Dynamicadjective

Characterized by continuous change, activity, or progress

a dynamic housing market.

Staticadjective

(Physics) Of or relating to bodies at rest or forces that balance each other.

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Dynamicadjective

Characterized by much activity and vigor, especially in bringing about change; energetic and forceful.

Staticadjective

(Electricity) Of, relating to, or producing stationary charges; electrostatic.

Dynamicadjective

Of or relating to variation of intensity, as in musical sound.

Staticnoun

Interference or noise, such as crackling in a receiver, produced when static or atmospheric electricity disturbs signal reception.

Dynamicnoun

An interactive system or process, especially one involving competing or conflicting forces

"The traditional nineteenth-century dynamic between the sexes had begun to erode" (Jean Zimmerman).

Staticnoun

Back talk.

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Dynamicnoun

A force, especially political, social, or psychological

the main dynamic behind the revolution.

Staticnoun

Interference; obstruction.

Dynamicadjective

Changing; active; in motion.

The environment is dynamic, changing with the years and the seasons.dynamic economy

Staticnoun

Angry or heated criticism.

Dynamicadjective

Powerful; energetic.

He was a dynamic and engaging speaker.

Staticadjective

Unchanging; that cannot or does not change.

Dynamicadjective

Able to change and adapt.

Staticadjective

Immobile; fixed in place; having no motion.

Dynamicadjective

(music) Having to do with the volume of sound.

The dynamic marking in bar 40 is forte.

Staticadjective

(programming) Computed, created or allocated before the program starts running, and usually not changeable at runtime

Dynamicadjective

(computing) Happening at runtime instead of being predetermined at compile time.

dynamic allocationdynamic IP addressesthe dynamic resizing of an array

Staticnoun

(uncountable) Interference on a broadcast signal caused by atmospheric disturbances; heard as crackles on radio, or seen as random specks on television.

Dynamicadjective

Pertaining to dynamics, the branch of mechanics concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of objects.

Staticnoun

Interference or obstruction from people.

Dynamicadjective

(grammar) Of a verb: not stative, but fientive; indicating continued or progressive action on the part of the subject.

Staticnoun

(uncountable) Static electricity.

Dynamicnoun

A characteristic or manner of an interaction; a behavior.

Watch the dynamic between the husband and wife when they disagree.

Staticnoun

(countable) A static caravan.

Dynamicnoun

(physics) A moving force.

The study of fluid dynamics quantifies turbulent and laminar flows.

Staticnoun

Verbal abuse.

Dynamicnoun

(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.

Staticnoun

A static variable.

Dynamicnoun

(music) A symbol in a musical score that indicates the desired level of volume.

Staticnoun

a crackling or hissing noise cause by electrical interference

Dynamicnoun

(grammar) A verb that indicates continued or progressive action on the part of the subject.

Staticnoun

angry criticism;

they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial

Dynamicnoun

an efficient incentive;

they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches

Staticadjective

not active or moving;

a static village community and a completely undynamic type of agriculturestatic feudal societies

Dynamicadjective

characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality;

a dynamic marketa dynamic speakerthe dynamic president of the firm

Staticadjective

not in physical motion;

the inertia of an object at rest

Dynamicadjective

of or relating to dynamics

Staticadjective

concerned with or producing or caused by static electricity;

an electrostatic generator produces high-voltage static electricity

Dynamicadjective

expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')

Staticadjective

showing little if any change;

a static population