Antedating of "Dynamic"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 26 23:21:32 UTC 2004

dynamic (OED 1817)

1799 _Sketch of a prospectus of the Royal Institution of Great Britain_ 15
(Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  The theory, formation, and use of
engines and machines of all kinds, dynamic, hydraulic, and pneumatic, for
naval, military, or civil use.

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