Definitions for Activation

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•ti•vateˈæk təˌveɪt(v.t.)-vat•ed, -vat•ing.

  1. to make active.

  2. Physics. to render more reactive; excite: to induce radioactivity.

    to activate a molecule.

    Category: Physics

  3. Chem. to make (carbon, a catalyst, etc.) more active. to hasten (reactions), as by heating.

    Category: Chemistry

  4. to place (a military unit) on an active status.

    Category: Military

Origin of activate:

1620–30

ac`ti•va′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. activation(noun)

    stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical

  2. energizing, activating, activation(noun)

    the activity of causing to have energy and be active

  3. activation(noun)

    making active and effective (as a bomb)

Wiktionary

  1. activation(Noun)

    Making active and effective.

  2. activation(Noun)

    The process of making a radioisotope by bombarding a stable element with neutrons or protons.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. activation

    Order to active duty (other than for training) in the federal service. See also active duty; federal service.

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