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activity meaning

[ æk'tiviti ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "activity""activity" in a sentence
  • Noun: activity  ak'tivitee
    1. Any specific behaviour
      "they avoided all recreational activity" 
    2. The state of being active
      "his sphere of activity"
      - action, activeness 
    3. An organic process that takes place in the body
      "respiratory activity"
      - bodily process, body process, bodily function 
    4. (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction
      "catalytic activity" 
    5. A process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
      "volcanic activity"
      - natural process, natural action, action 
    6. The trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically
      "the level of activity declines with age"
      - activeness

    Derived forms: activities

    See also: active, inactive

    Type of: act, biological process, capability, capacity, deed, human action, human activity, organic process, physical process, process, state, trait

    Antonym: inactivity

    Encyclopedia: Activity

  • [Architecture]

    In CPM terminology, a task or item of work that must be performed in order to complete a project.

  • [Business]
    noun (plural activities)

    1 [U]

    a situation in which sth is happening or a lot of things are being done:

    a rise in the level of economic activity

    Manufacturing activity fell in March.

    Newspapers report a higher level of activity in the foreign exchange markets.

    business/commercial/economic activity

    construction/industrial/manufacturing/trading activity

    ◆ to boost/stimulate activity

    2 [C, usually pl.]

    the things done by an organization or a person, especially in order to make money:

    The group's activities include food retailing and travel agencies.

    a review of the company's commercial activities

    Most people said they spend about 50% of their time online on work activities.

    We decided to focus our activities on steel production.

    They plan to sell their pharmaceutical activities (= the part of their business involved in these activities).

    business/commercial/day-to-day/economic activities

    core/non-core activities

    ◆ to be involved in/engage in/focus on/limit activities

  • [Defence]

    1. A unit, organization, or installation performing a function or mission, e.
    , reception center, redistribution center, naval station, naval shipyard.
    2. A function, mission, action, or collection of actions.
    Also called ACT.
    See also establishment.

  • [Electronics]
    1. Intensity of, as well as readiness for, oscillation in a piezoelectric crystal.
    2. Radioactive intensity.
    3. Intensity of thermal agitation.
    4. Thermionic emission of electrons.

  • [Medicine]
    n pl -ties
    1 : natural or normal function: as
    a : a process (as digestion) that an organism carries on or participates in by virtue of being alive
    b : a similar process actually or potentially involving mental function; specif : an educational procedure designed to stimulate learning by firsthand experience
    2 : the characteristic of acting chemically or of promoting a chemical reaction ‹the activity of a catalyst›

  • [Systems engineering]
    The representation in a PERT or critical-path-method network of a task that takes up both time and resources and whose performance is necessary for the system to move from one event to the next.
  • All this activity did bring its reward.
  • This illegal activity was once commonplace.
  • Love is the only reasonable activity of man.
  • Patterns of activity differ between species.
  • There had been little activity on the street.
  • He partook in the activities of the school.
  • Some review of its activities is required.
  • The business is a cover for unlawful activity.
  • Do n't restrict her proper activities.
  • Completing an activity or journey
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