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I would like to find a suitable adjective to describe a leader board that has changed frequently. Of course the leader board can change, but it doesn't have to -- the possibility of entrenchment / solidifying positions is also a distinct outcome. With this in mind, I want to draw attention to the fact that it has in fact changed this time around.

A ______ leader board suggests firms are ramping up operations.

I considered using "dynamic" / "volatile" here, but dynamic sounded too vague and volatile seemed a bit unnatural.

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    'Changing' itself will do. 'Volatile' raises few eyebrows when used of a fast-changing situation even outside the chemistry lab ... but the changes are drastic. 'Motile' is getting fancy. Nov 5, 2020 at 12:11
  • changing, evolving...
    – Ram Pillai
    Nov 5, 2020 at 16:52

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I think what you are basically looking for is a word that means both these things: One, that the leaderboard is changing, and two, that it's changing for the better (because the firms are ramping up operations).

Keeping this in mind, I suggest that you go with progressive

Progressive:

  • of, relating to, or characterized by progress

  • making use of or interested in new ideas, findings, or opportunities

[Merriam-Webster Dictionary]

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  • Progressive often refers to gradual improvement, and certainly doesn't imply fast change. For instance progressivism is often contrasted with revolutionary change: the former is slow, incremental improvement, the latter sudden and rapid.
    – Stuart F
    Nov 5, 2020 at 13:39
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A live leader board suggests firms are ramping up operations.

Live (adj.) MW:

Definition of live (Entry 3 of 3) : at the actual time of occurrence : during, from, or at a live production the program was broadcast live.

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