AskDefine | Define dynamism

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1 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
2 the activeness of an energetic personality [syn: pizzazz, pizzaz, oomph, zing]

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  1. Any of several philosophical theories that attempt to explain the universe by an immanent force
  2. dynamic energy or drive; oomph or pizzazz


Extensive Definition

Dynamism is a concept that has several meanings.
  • Dynamism, a term used by Virginia Postrel to describe her social philosophy that embraces cultural change, individual choice, and the open society.
  • "Plastic dynamism", a term used by the Italian futurist art movement to describe a concept pertaining to an object's motion, both intrinsic and relative to its environment.
  • The Activeness of an energetic personality
dynamism in Western Frisian: Dynamisme
dynamism in Dutch: Dynamisme
dynamism in Russian: Динамизм

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