Definitions for activityækˈtɪv ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•tiv•i•tyækˈtɪv ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the state or quality of being active.

  2. energetic activity; animation; liveliness.

  3. a specific deed, action, function, or sphere of action:

    social activities.

  4. an educational task that involves direct experience and participation of the student.

    Category: Education

  5. a use of energy or force; an active movement or operation.

  6. normal mental or bodily power, function, or process.

  7. the capacity of a chemical substance to react, corrected for the loss of reactivity due to the interaction of its constituents.

    Category: Chemistry

  8. the number of atoms of a radioactive substance that disintegrate per unit of time, usu. expressed in curies.

    Category: Physics

    Ref: radioactivity .

  9. an organizational unit or the function it performs.

Origin of activity:

1520–30; (< MF) < ML

Princeton's WordNet

  1. activity(noun)

    any specific behavior

    "they avoided all recreational activity"

  2. action, activity, activeness(noun)

    the state of being active

    "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action"

  3. bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity(noun)

    an organic process that takes place in the body

    "respiratory activity"

  4. activity(noun)

    (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction

    "catalytic activity"

  5. natural process, natural action, action, activity(noun)

    a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

    "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"

  6. activeness, activity(noun)

    the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically

    "the level of activity declines with age"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. activity(noun)ækˈtɪv ɪ ti

    ≠ inactivity

    physical activity; volcanic activity

  2. activityækˈtɪv ɪ ti

    sth you do for pleasure

    activities for 4 to 8 year olds; an activity center

  3. activityækˈtɪv ɪ ti

    sth done for a particular purpose

    business activities; terrorist activity


  1. activity(Noun)

    The state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, an increasing variety of human activities.

    Pit row was abuzz with activity.

  2. activity(Noun)

    something done as an action or a movement

    The activity for the morning was a walk to the store.

  3. activity(Noun)

    something done for pleasure or entertainment, especially one involving movement or an excursion.

    Quilting can be a fun activity.

  4. activity(Noun)

    Use (of internet, playstation, bank account etc.)

  5. Origin: From activité, from activitas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Activity(noun)

    the state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, an increasing variety of human activities

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Activity

    The rate of doing work; the work done per second by any expenditure of energy. The activity of a horse-power is 550 foot lbs. per second, or 746 volt-coulombs per second. The practical electric unit is the volt-ampere, often called the watt. (Sec Energy, Electric.)

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. activity

    1. A unit, organization, or installation performing a function or mission, e.g., reception center, redistribution center, naval station, naval shipyard. 2. A function, mission, action, or collection of actions. Also called ACT. See also establishment.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'activity' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #831

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'activity' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1881

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'activity' in Nouns Frequency: #139

Translations for activity

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the state of being active or lively

The streets are full of activity this morning.

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