What does the word dynamics mean?

Usage examples for dynamics

  1. Full of imaginative lift, caprice and stormy dynamics, this prelude is the darling of the virtuoso. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  2. Part I. Dynamics and Heat. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  3. His capital garrisoned by the Pope and the King of Spain, with its grandees and its populace scoffing at his pretence of authority and loathing his name; with an exchequer consisting of what he could beg or borrow from Queen Elizabeth- most parsimonious of sovereigns reigning over the half of a small island- and from the States- General governing a half- born, half- drowned little republic, engaged in a quarter of a century's warfare with the greatest monarch in the world; with a wardrobe consisting of a dozen shirts and five pocket- handkerchiefs, most of them ragged, and with a commissariat made up of what could be brought in the saddle- bags of his Huguenot cavaliers who came to the charge with him to- day, and to- morrow were dispersed again to their mountain fastnesses; it did not seem likely on any reasonable theory of dynamics that the power of the Bearnese was capable of outweighing Pope and Spain, and the meaner but massive populace of France, and the Sorbonne, and the great chiefs of the confederacy, wealthy, long descended, allied to all the sovereigns of Christendom, potent in territorial possessions and skilful in wielding political influences. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley