dynamics


dynamics
1. The science of motion in response to forces. 2. In psychiatry, used as a contraction of psychodynamics. 3. In the behavioral sciences, any of the numerous intrapersonal and interpersonal influences or phenomena associated with personality development and interpersonal processes. [G. dynamis, force]
- group d. a term used to represent the study of underlying features of group behavior, e.g., motives, attitudes; it is concerned with group change rather than with static characteristics.

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dy·nam·ics dī-'nam-iks n pl but sing or pl in constr
1) a branch of mechanics that deals with forces and their relation primarily to the motion but sometimes also to the equilibrium of bodies
2) PSYCHODYNAMICS
3) the pattern of change or growth of an object or phenomenon <personality \dynamics> <population \dynamics>

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dy·nam·ics (di-namґiks) that phase of mechanics which deals with the motions of material bodies taking place under different specific conditions.

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