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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: di-nam'iks


  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]

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