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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Activity  \Ac*tiv"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Activities}.  [Cf.  F. 
  activit['e],  LL  activitas.] 
  The  state  or  quality  of  being  active;  nimbleness;  agility; 
  vigorous  action  or  operation;  energy;  active  force;  as  an 
  increasing  variety  of  human  activities.  ``The  activity  of 
  toil.''  --Palfrey. 
 
  Syn:  Liveliness;  briskness;  quickness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  activity 
  n  1:  any  specific  activity  or  pursuit;  "they  avoided  all 
  recreational  activity"  [ant:  {inactivity}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  active;  "his  sphere  of  activity";  "he  is 
  out  of  action"  [syn:  {action},  {activeness}]  [ant:  {inaction}, 
  {inaction},  {inaction}] 
  3:  an  organic  process  that  takes  place  in  the  body; 
  "respiratory  activity"  [syn:  {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);  "the  action  of  natural 
  forces";  "volcanic  activity"  [syn:  {natural  process},  {natural 
  action},  {action}] 
  6:  radiation  resulting  from  radioactive  decay  [syn:  {radioactivity}] 
  7:  the  trait  of  being  active;  moving  or  acting  rapidly  and 
  energetically;  "the  level  of  activity  declines  with  age" 
  [syn:  {activeness}]  [ant:  {inactiveness}] 




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