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1. of or concerned with energy or forces that produce motion, as opposed to static
2. of or concerned with dynamics
3. Music of, relating to, or indicating dynamics
4. Computing (of a memory) needing its contents refreshed periodically
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Said of a structure whose physical behavior characteristics are time-related, i.e., are nonstatic.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
dynamicOperations performed "on the fly," which are based on decisions made while the program is running rather than beforehand. The expression, "buffers are dynamically created," means that space is created when actually needed, not reserved ahead of time. The expression, "data are compressed onto the disk dynamically" means that the compression algorithms are being applied when the data are being written rather than before. Contrast with static. See runtime and dynamic programming language. See also Microsoft Dynamics.
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