What does activity mean?

Definitions for activity
ækˈtɪv ɪ tiac·tiv·i·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word activity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. activitynoun

    any specific behavior

    "they avoided all recreational activity"

  2. action, activity, activenessnoun

    the state of being active

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

  3. bodily process, body process, bodily function, activitynoun

    an organic process that takes place in the body

    "respiratory activity"

  4. activitynoun

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

    "catalytic activity"

  5. natural process, natural action, action, activitynoun

    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, activitynoun

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

    "the level of activity declines with age"

Wiktionary

  1. activitynoun

    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. activitynoun

    something done as an action or a movement

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

  3. activitynoun

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

    Quilting can be a fun activity.

  4. activitynoun

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

  5. Etymology: From activité, from activitas.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Activitynoun

    The quality of being active, applied either to things or persons.

    Etymology: from active.

    Salt put to ice, as in the producing of the artificial ice, increaseth the activity of cold. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 73.

    Our adversary will not be idle, though we are; he watches every turn of our soul, and incident of our life; and, if we remit our activity, will take advantage of our indolence. John Rogers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Activitynoun

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. activity

    The virtue of acting. The sphere of activity is the surrounding space to which the efficacy of a body extends, as the attraction of the magnet.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. activity

    In a military sense, denotes attention, labor, diligence, and study.

Editors Contribution

  1. activity

    A form of action or rate of work.

    The business activity level was moderate and the crew were providing a very efficient service which we were all united in delivering together.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 2, 2020  


  2. activity

    Energetic effort to do

    The activities are easy, simple and joyful and always good fun.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of activity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of activity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of activity in a Sentence

  1. Tom Sawyer:

    Then my Uncle Randy, who’s my dad’s twin brother, died just before last year’s bowhunt, so Dad and I just didn’t feel up to it last fall; the three of us had always done everything together. But this year we were ready. We were hunting this new property in Missouri, and the activity seemed to all be happening on this remote section of the farm, where some CRP met a creek. I went back there and tucked in to a patch of willows, right on the ground. I rattled and had four small bucks trot right in and never see me, so I liked the setup. A while later, a big doe came out in the grass—and right behind her was this giant. I had one long shot at him but it was windy and I passed it. He was walking away when I rattled once, and he ignored it. Then I looked up to the sky and said, ‘Bring him in to me Uncle Randy.’ I hit the horns hard, and the buck spun around and walked right in for the shot. The biggest buck I’d shot before him was 140 inches, and I like to think my uncle had a big part of this special buck.

  2. Chief Executive Bronek Masojada:

    If oil prices stay low, that means there is less exploration activity, there are fewer rigs out at sea and therefore there are fewer things to insure.

  3. William Howard Taft:

    Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.

  4. Isaac Sanchez:

    Pretty much everything that happened between August and September( 2020) was lightning activity throughout the state, it was an unprecedented event that lead to a thousand, if not more, fire ignitions.

  5. Tony Blinken:

    The US and China are very concerned by the PRC's provocative military activity near Taiwan, as The US and China said, the activity is destabilizing. It risks miscalculation and it has the potential to undermine regional peace and stability. So, The US and China strongly urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic and economic pressure and coercion directed at Taiwan.

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2 Comments
  • Silvio Gerlach
    Silvio Gerlach
    A definition of a term must NOT contain the term itself or a stem of it.

    1. Activity = "the state of being active" as defined in Webster is a tautology. I am not wiser with this definition, because it avoids a definition...

    2. An activity is obviously something dynamic... so it cannot be a state, it must be some process

    3. here is a suggestion for a definition: an activity is the intended or unintended change of a system

    Feedback welcomed!
     
    LikeReplyReport4 years ago
  • Raissa Kenmoe
    Raissa Kenmoe
    for me activity is what we do every day.
    including actions
    LikeReplyReport 48 years ago

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