Noun: activity ak'tivitee
- Any specific behaviour
"they avoided all recreational activity"
- The state of being active
"his sphere of activity"
- action, activeness
- An organic process that takes place in the body
- bodily process, body process, bodily function
- (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction
- A process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
- natural process, natural action, action
- The trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically
"the level of activity declines with age"
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
noun (plural activities)
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