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. 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"

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: From activité, from activitas.

  2. activity(Noun)

    something done as an action or a movement

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

    Etymology: From activité, from activitas.

  3. activity(Noun)

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

    Quilting can be a fun activity.

    Etymology: From activité, from activitas.

  4. activity(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

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

How to pronounce activity?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Holly Shulman:

    Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that human activity has led to climate change. Ninety-seven percent. But Jeb Bush thinks they're wrong. Who's being intellectually arrogant now?

  2. Park Williams:

    This is important because we have already seen a large change in California wildfire activity from the first 10 %. Increasing the evaporation has exponential effects on wildfires, so the next 10 % increase is likely to have even more potent effects.

  3. View Police spokeswoman Katie Nelson:

    It was extremely clear to us that no one who had been identified was potentially involved in any sort of criminal activity, and we explicitly said as much to Safeway employees.

  4. Leigh Vanderloo:

    Internationally the childcare environment is predominantly a sedentary and obesogenic one, it’s important that we explore mechanisms to enhance the supportiveness and conduciveness of the childcare environment as it relates to physical activity, in addition to limiting the opportunities available to the children to engage in sedentary pursuits.

  5. Julie Palmer:

    UK construction has been one of the hardest hit sectors following the Brexit result, the rise in uncertainty will have led to a steep slowdown in investment activity and so, in the short term at least, UK construction will feel some pain.

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2 Comments

  • 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! 
    LikeReplyReport2 years ago
  • Raissa Kenmoe
    for me activity is what we do every day. including actions
    LikeReplyReport 46 years ago

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