(Dy`na*mo-e*lec"tric) a. [Gr. power + E. electric. See Dynamic.] Pertaining to the
development of electricity, especially electrical currents, by power; producing electricity or electrical currents
by mechanical power.
(Dy*nam"o*graph) n. [Gr. power + -graph. See Dynamic.] (Physiol.) A dynamometer
to which is attached a device for automatically registering muscular power.
(Dy`na*mom"e*ter) n. [Cf. F. dynamomètre. See Dynameter.] An apparatus for measuring
force or power; especially, muscular effort of men or animals, or the power developed by a motor, or that
required to operate machinery.
It usually embodies a spring to be compressed or weight to be sustained by the force applied, combined
with an index, or automatic recorder, to show the work performed.
(Dy`na*mo*met"ric Dy`na*mo*met"ric*al) a. Relating to a dynamometer, or to the measurement
of force doing work; as, dynamometrical instruments.
(Dy`na*mom"e*try) n. The art or process of measuring forces doing work.
(Dy"nast) n. [L. dynastes, Gr. fr. to be able or strong: cf. F. dynaste. See Dynamic.]
1. A ruler; a governor; a prince.
2. A dynasty; a government. [Obs.]
(||Dy*nas"ta) n. [NL. See Dynast.] A tyrant. [Obs.] Milton.
(Dy*nas"tic) a. [Gr. of a dynast, fr. : cf. F. dunastique.] Of or relating to a dynasty or line of
(Dy*nas"tic*al) a. Dynastic.
(Dy*nas"ti*dan) n. [Gr. fem. of . See Dynast. The name alludes to the immense size of
some species.] (Zoöl.) One of a group of gigantic, horned beetles, including Dynastus Neptunus, and
the Hercules beetle (D. Hercules) of tropical America, which grow to be six inches in length.
(Dy"nas*ty) (di"nas*ty or din"as*ty; 277), n.; pl. Dynasties [Gr. dynastei`a lordship, fr. dynastey`ein
to hold power or lordship, fr. dyna`sths: cf. F. dynastie dynasty. See Dynast.]
1. Sovereignty; lordship; dominion. Johnson.
2. A race or succession of kings, of the same line or family; the continued lordship of a race of rulers.
(Dyne) n. [Formed fr. Gr. power. See Dynamic.] (Physics) The unit of force, in the C. G. S.
(Centimeter Gram Second) system of physical units; that is, the force which, acting on a gram for a second,
generates a velocity of a centimeter per second.