The difference between Active and Dynamic

When used as nouns, active means a person or thing that is acting or capable of acting, whereas dynamic means a characteristic or manner of an interaction.

When used as adjectives, active means having the power or quality of acting, whereas dynamic means changing.

check bellow for the other definitions of Active and Dynamic

  1. Active as an adjective:

    Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting;—opposed to passive, that receives.


    "certain active principles;  the active powers of the mind"

    "synonyms: acting"

    "ant passive"

  2. Active as an adjective:

    Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble.


    "an active child or animal"

    "synonyms: agile nimble"

    "ant passive indolent still"

  3. Active as an adjective (specifically, of a volcano):

    In action; actually proceeding; working; in force Being an active volcano. Compare extinct and dormant


    "'active laws;  active hostilities"

    "synonyms: in action working in force"

    "ant quiescent dormant extinct"

  4. Active as an adjective:

    Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy


    "an active man of business;  active mind;  active zeal"

    "ant dulsluggish indolent inert"

    "synonyms: busy deedfudiligent energetic"

  5. Active as an adjective:

    Requiring or implying action or exertion


    "'active employment or service  active scenes"

    "synonyms: operative"

    "ant passive tranquisedentary"

  6. Active as an adjective:

    Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative


    "an active rather than a speculative statesman"

    "ant theoreticaspeculative"

  7. Active as an adjective:

    Brisk; lively.


    "an active demand for corn"

  8. Active as an adjective:

    Implying or producing rapid action.


    "an active disease;  an active remedy"

    "ant passive slow"

  9. Active as an adjective (grammar):

    About verbs. Applied to a form of the verb; — opposed to passive. See active voice. Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive. Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.

  10. Active as an adjective (computing, of [[source code]]):

    Capable of being processed by a compiler or interpreter.

  11. Active as an adjective (gay sexual slang):

    enjoying a role in anal sex in which he penetrates, rather than being penetrated by his partner.


    "synonyms: top"

    "ant passive bottom"

  1. Active as a noun:

    A person or thing that is acting or capable of acting.

  1. Dynamic as an adjective:

    Changing; active; in motion.


    "The environment is dynamic, changing with the years and the seasons."

    "dynamic economy"

  2. Dynamic as an adjective:

    Powerful; energetic.


    "He was a dynamic and engaging speaker."

  3. Dynamic as an adjective:

    Able to change and adapt.

  4. Dynamic as an adjective (music):

    Having to do with the volume of sound.


    "The dynamic marking in bar 40 is forte."

  5. Dynamic as an adjective (computing):

    Happening at runtime instead of being predetermined at compile time.


    "dynamic allocation"

    "dynamic IP addresses"

    "the dynamic resizing of an array"

  6. Dynamic as an adjective:

    Pertaining to dynamics, the branch of mechanics concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of objects.

  7. Dynamic as an adjective (grammar):

    Of a verb: not stative, but fientive; indicating continued or progressive action on the part of the subject.

  1. Dynamic as a noun:

    A characteristic or manner of an interaction; a behavior.


    "Watch the dynamic between the husband and wife when they disagree."

  2. Dynamic as a noun (physics):

    A moving force.


    "The study of fluid dynamics quantifies turbulent and laminar flows."

  3. Dynamic as a noun (music):

    The varying loudness or volume of a song or the markings that indicate the loudness.


    "If you pay attention to the dynamics as you play, it's a very moving piece."

  4. Dynamic as a noun (music):

    A symbol in a musical score that indicates the desired level of volume.

  5. Dynamic as a noun (grammar):

    A verb that indicates continued or progressive action on the part of the subject.