activation meaning

[ ˌækti'veiʃən ] Pronunciation:   "activation" in a sentence
Noun: activation  `aktu'veyshun
  1. Stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical 
  2. The activity of causing to have energy and be active
    - energizing, activating, energising [Brit] 
  3. Making active and effective (as a bomb)

Derived forms: activations

See also: activate

Type of: activity, beginning, commencement, start, stimulation

Antonym: deactivation, inactivation

Encyclopedia: Activation


[Defence]
Order to active duty (other than for training) in the federal service.
See also active duty; federal service.
(JP 4-05)

[Electronics]
1. Supplying electrolyte to a battery cell to prepare the cell for operation.
2. Causing the acceleration of a chemical reaction.

Examples

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  1. activation of the heart normally begins in the sinoatrial node.
  2. there can be important consequences of activation or deactivation.
  3. when turning the motor on, one second should be allowed after activation.
  4. these are far outweighed by the benefits of the neutron activation method.
  5. neutron activation analysis for uranium in soil may delineate structures.

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