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Definition 1: any specific behavior - [noun denoting act]

Samples where activity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they avoided all recreational activity

(activity is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of activity ) the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief

(... is a kind of activity ) act of receiving pleasure from something

(... is a kind of activity ) an activity that affords enjoyment

"he puts duty before pleasure"

(... is a kind of activity ) the act of demanding

"the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of supplying or providing something

(... is a kind of activity ) the act of putting something in a certain place

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of keeping something secret

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of causing to have energy and be active

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of worshipping

(... is a kind of activity ) the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion

"an inaugural ceremony"

(... is a kind of activity ) any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way

"the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine" "he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball" "he disposed of it without ceremony"

(... is a kind of activity ) a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

"the procedure of obtaining a driver's license" "it was a process of trial and error"

(... is a kind of activity ) the act of continuing an activity without interruption

(... is a kind of activity ) the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening

"he leaned against the wall for support"

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of putting things together in groups

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically

"his organization of the work force was very efficient"

(... is a kind of activity ) the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument

"the thermometer needed calibration"

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of laughing; the manifestation of joy or mirth or scorn

"he enjoyed the laughter of the crowd"

(... is a kind of activity ) the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold

"without competition there would be no market" "they were driven from the marketplace"

(... is a kind of activity ) the activities and affairs involved in managing a state or a government

"unemployment dominated the politics of the inter-war years" "government agencies multiplied beyond the control of representative politics"

(... is a kind of activity ) the act or process of determining the time

(... is a kind of activity ) activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption

"the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset" "he looked around for the source of the disturbance" "there was a disturbance of neural function"

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of expressing something in words

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity or business of negotiating an agreement; coming to terms

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered

(... is a kind of activity ) a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do

"he breathed his last"

(... is a kind of activity ) activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

"she had no other outlet for her feelings" "he gave vent to his anger"

(... is a kind of activity ) violent and excited activity

"she asked for money and then the fun began"

(... is a kind of activity ) a confusion of activity and gossip

"the buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued"

(... is a kind of activity ) any activity that is performed alone without assistance

(... is a kind of activity ) the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of leading

"his leadership inspired the team"

(... is a kind of activity ) (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation

(... is a kind of activity ) manner of acting or controlling yourself

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities

"his support kept the family together" "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"he gave me an assist with the housework" "could not walk without assistance" "rescue party went to their aid" "offered his help in unloading"

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose

"preparations for the ceremony had begun"

(... is a kind of activity ) the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

"the measurements were carefully done" "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

(... is a kind of activity ) activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)

"it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"

(... is a kind of activity ) performance of moral or religious acts

"salvation by deeds" "the reward for good works"

(... is a kind of activity ) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

(... is a kind of activity ) a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)

"a burst of applause" "a fit of housecleaning"

(... is a kind of activity ) general activity and motion

(... is a kind of activity ) the performance of a part or role in a drama

(... is a kind of activity ) musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)

"his music was his central interest"

(... is a kind of activity ) (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

"it is my turn" "it is still my play"

(... is a kind of activity ) a contest with rules to determine a winner

"you need four people to play this game"

(... is a kind of activity ) an activity that continues something that has already begun or that repeats something that has already been done

(... is a kind of activity ) an activity that you like or at which you are superior

"chemistry is not my cup of tea" "his bag now is learning to play golf" "marriage was scarcely his dish"

(... is a kind of activity ) an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

"scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists" "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles" "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

(... is a kind of activity ) a customary way of operation or behavior

"it is their practice to give annual raises" "they changed their dietary pattern"

(... is a kind of activity ) a planned activity involving many people performing various actions

"they organized a rescue operation" "the biggest police operation in French history" "running a restaurant is quite an operation" "consolidate the companies various operations"

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)

"her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride"

(... is a kind of activity ) domestic activities or life

"making a hobby of domesticity"

(... is a kind of activity ) any kind of physical activity outside a spacecraft by one of the crew

(... is a kind of activity ) an activity that varies from a norm or standard

"any variation in his routine was immediately reported"

(... is a kind of activity ) (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him

(... is a kind of activity ) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

"he's not in my line of business"

(... is a kind of activity ) the act of using

"he warned against the use of narcotic drugs" "skilled in the utilization of computers"

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

(... is a kind of activity ) the act of puncturing or perforating

(... is a kind of activity ) the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)

"Russia and the United States discussed the dismantling of their nuclear weapons"

(... is a kind of activity ) the human act of creating

(... is a kind of activity ) an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent

(... is a kind of activity ) activity leading to skilled behavior

(... is a kind of activity ) the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

"he received no formal education" "our instruction was carefully programmed" "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"

(... is a kind of activity ) activity intended to achieve a particular sensory result

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of protecting someone or something

"the witnesses demanded police protection"

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of managing or exerting control over something

"the control of the mob by the police was admirable"

(... is a kind of activity ) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

(... is a kind of activity ) useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly

"if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste" "mindless dissipation of natural resources"

(... is a kind of activity ) activity that transgresses moral or civil law

"he denied any wrongdoing"

(... is a kind of activity ) normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting

"what is your role on the team?"

(... is a kind of activity ) the activity of putting something in written form

"she did the thinking while he did the writing"

(... is a kind of activity ) any activity that occupies a person's attention

"he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"

(... is a kind of activity ) the act of bringing someone or something up to date

"the server update ran overnight" "the local news station broadcast a special weather update"

Definition 2: the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where activity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the level of activity declines with age

Synonyms for activity in the sense of this definition

(activity is a kind of ...) a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

(... is a kind of activity ) quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous

(... is a kind of activity ) the activeness of an energetic personality

(... are attributes of activity) characterized by energetic activity

"an active toddler" "active as a gazelle" "an active man is a man of action"

(... are attributes of activity) not active physically or mentally

"illness forced him to live an inactive life" "dreamy and inactive by nature"

(... are attributes of activity) disposed to take action or effectuate change

"a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations" "an active antagonism" "he was active in drawing attention to their grievances"

Definition 3: an organic process that takes place in the body - [noun denoting process]

Samples where activity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • respiratory activity

Synonyms for activity in the sense of this definition

(activity is a kind of ...) a process occurring in living organisms

(... is a kind of activity ) (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc

"the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired" "he had lost control of his sphincters"

(... is a kind of activity ) the accumulation of blood in an organ

(... is a kind of activity ) shedding tears

(... is a kind of activity ) the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands

(... is a kind of activity ) process whereby opsonins make an invading microorganism more susceptible to phagocytosis

(... is a kind of activity ) excessive activity

"overactivity of the sebaceous glands causes the skin to become oily"

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid

"perspiration is a homeostatic process"

(... is a kind of activity ) process in which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris; an important defense against infection

(... is a kind of activity ) process by which certain cells can engulf and incorporate droplets of fluid

(... is a kind of activity ) the formation of the placenta in the uterus

(... is a kind of activity ) falling out of hair

(... is a kind of activity ) process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light

(... is a kind of activity ) the natural process by which the body repairs itself

(... is a kind of activity ) (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus

(... is a kind of activity ) the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

(... is a kind of activity ) a single complete act of breathing in and out

"thirty respirations per minute"

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing

"he took a deep breath and dived into the pool" "he was fighting to his last breath"

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

(... is a kind of activity ) activities associated with sexual intercourse

"they had sex in the back seat"

(... is a kind of activity ) the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female

(... is a kind of activity ) the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate

(... is a kind of activity ) a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent

"a bad reaction to the medicine" "his responses have slowed with age"

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)

"I hate to hear the crying of a child" "she was in tears"

(... is a kind of activity ) the cessation of lactation

(... is a kind of activity ) muscular action of the alimentary tract in a direction opposite to peristalsis

(... is a kind of activity ) any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body

"the discharge of pus"

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of coughing up and spitting out

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of giving off or exhaling water vapor through the skin or mucous membranes

Definition 4: a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings) - [noun denoting process]

Samples where activity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the action of natural forces
  • volcanic activity

Synonyms for activity in the sense of this definition

(activity is a kind of ...) a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

"events now in process" "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"

(... is a kind of activity ) a process that liberates or discharges something

"there was a sudden release of oxygen" "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"

(... is a kind of activity ) a slow westward shift of the equinoxes along the plane of the ecliptic caused by precession of the Earth's axis of rotation

(... is a kind of activity ) a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition

(... is a kind of activity ) the transformation of a gamma-ray photon into an electron and a positron when the photon passes close to an atomic nucleus

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of providing or combining or treating with oxygen

"the oxygenation of the blood"

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of oscillating between states

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of becoming cloudy or opaque

(... is a kind of activity ) (physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of coming into being; becoming reality

"the materialization of her dream"

(... is a kind of activity ) the process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of leaching

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of ionizing; the formation of ions by separating atoms or molecules or radicals or by adding or subtracting electrons from atoms by strong electric fields in a gas

(... is a kind of activity ) a process in which ions are exchanged between a solution and an insoluble (usually resinous) solid; widely used in industrial processing

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of rendering inactive

"the gene inactivation system" "thermal inactivation of serum samples"

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization

"the hardening of concrete" "he tested the set of the glue"

(... is a kind of activity ) (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface

(... is a kind of activity ) the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of becoming vitreous

(... is a kind of activity ) the passage of gases through fine tubes because of differences in pressure or temperature

(... is a kind of activity ) the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form

"the transduction of acoustic waves into voltages by a microphone"

(... is a kind of activity ) a process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes

(... is a kind of activity ) the working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects

(... is a kind of activity ) a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment

(... is a kind of activity ) (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established

(... is a kind of activity ) (physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.)

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of becoming stiff or rigid

(... is a kind of activity ) (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system

"a heat source" "a source of carbon dioxide"

(... is a kind of activity ) the process in which one substance takes up or holds another (by either absorption or adsorption)

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of becoming softer

"refrigeration delayed the softening of the fruit" "he observed the softening of iron by heat"

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)

"a good soak put life back in the wagon"

(... is a kind of activity ) (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system

"the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"

(... is a kind of activity ) raising silkworms in order to obtain raw silk

(... is a kind of activity ) (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid

(... is a kind of activity ) (meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state

(... is a kind of activity ) the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)

(... is a kind of activity ) a process used for separating mixtures by virtue of differences in absorbency

(... is a kind of activity ) (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of separating substances of different densities by the use of a centrifuge

(... is a kind of activity ) a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field

(... is a kind of activity ) any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of preventing redeposition

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of exposing to air (so as to purify)

"the aeration of the soil"

(... is a kind of activity ) (thermodynamics) any process that occurs without gain or loss of heat

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of becoming acid or being converted into an acid

(... is a kind of activity ) (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium

"the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules"

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of gradually becoming inferior

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of removing magnetization

(... is a kind of activity ) changing from an adsorbed state on a surface to a gaseous or liquid state

(... is a kind of activity ) natural process that causes something to form

"the formation of gas in the intestine" "the formation of crystals" "the formation of pseudopods"

(... is a kind of activity ) any uninterrupted stream or discharge

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of flocculating; forming woolly cloudlike aggregations

(... is a kind of activity ) the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium

(... is a kind of activity ) the process in which part of the output of a system is returned to its input in order to regulate its further output

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means

(... is a kind of activity ) the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation

(... is a kind of activity ) (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat

(... is a kind of activity ) the motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field; particles with a positive charge go to the cathode and negative to the anode

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of bubbling as gas escapes

(... is a kind of activity ) the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)

(... is a kind of activity ) the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors

(... is a kind of activity ) separation into component parts

(... is a kind of activity ) (physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration

(... is a kind of activity ) the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats

Definition 5: the state of being active - [noun denoting state]

Samples where activity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his sphere of activity
  • he is out of action

Synonyms for activity in the sense of this definition

(activity is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of activity ) a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity

"the party went with a swing" "it took time to get into the swing of things"

(... is a kind of activity ) a state in which action is feasible

"the ball was still in play" "insiders said the company's stock was in play"

(... is a kind of activity ) the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration

"Troops are ready to go into overdrive as soon as the signal is given" "Melissa's brain was in overdrive"

(... is a kind of activity ) the state of being in effect or being operative

"that rule is no longer in operation"

(... is a kind of activity ) (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)

(... is a kind of activity ) the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances

"the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments"

(... is a kind of activity ) the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity

"they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers" "there is a constant hum of military preparation"

(... is a kind of activity ) the state of being in action or exerting power

"the agency of providence" "she has free agency"

(... are attributes of activity) (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt

"active volcanos"

Definition 6: (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction - [noun denoting state]

Samples where activity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • catalytic activity

(activity is a kind of ...) the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment

"the capability of a metal to be fused"

(activity belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

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