dynamism dynamism  /ˈdaɪ nə ˌmɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) 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. (n) active strength of body or mind
  3. (n) the activeness of an energetic personality

Usage(s):

  1. These are all qualities of youth; the dynamism so expected of Asia is now inextricably linked with the young.
  2. Going up Viewed from the skyline of Pudong, across the river from old Shanghai, China looks like a picture of economic dynamism.
  3. The dynamism of social entrepreneurship makes a mockery, alas, of our political leadership.

News

  1. Economic Dynamism Is Still Needed

    A common explanation for stagnating median wages is that the dynamism of the economy has pushed down the wages of a lot of workers by exposing them to more competition and driving down worker rents. Less dynamism is the solution implied here. Reduce competition, especially labor market competition, and increase job protection. We've experimented with unfettered dynamism and it has failed us, so ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. 2014 Toyota Corolla: This Is It

    The Corolla is the usually best-selling car nameplate on the planet, and Toyota is trying to keep it that way by giving the 11th generation a more expressive body, better materials on the inside, and improved fuel economy. Will they succeed? Toyota calls what the new design language first seen on the Furia Concept “Iconic Dynamism.” It's amazing what a marketing team can do. What's important is ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

  3. In Japan, the Sugar High of Abenomics

    With five recessions since 1990 and a two-decade run of subpar growth, Japan hasn’t exactly been a model of economic dynamism.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: BusinessWeek

Quotes

  1. "If we are keeping focused on all the fundamentally sound aspects of our economy - all the outstanding companies, workers, all the innovation and dynamism in this economy - then we're going to get through this," Obama told reporters in the Oval...
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Newsweek

  2. "Every decision in every area of the pitch would soon be questioned," Blatter said in March. "It would also not make sense to stop play every two minutes to review a decision, as this would go against the natural dynamism of the game."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Sepp Blatter Source: The Associated Press

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