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.

    Etymology: From activité, from activitas.

  2. activitynoun

    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. activitynoun

    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. activitynoun

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

    Etymology: From activité, from activitas.

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. Thursday Lockhart:

    It’s too early to sound the 'all clear,' elevated and protracted uncertainty will not help growth prospects of an economy constrained by low business fixed investment...Uncertainty that reduces business fixed investment activity is not helpful.

  2. Rob Brown:

    The big swing factor this year would be M&A activity, we see more of that type of activity in a low growth environment. That could help in terms of issuance volumes.

  3. Jerome Salomon:

    This is because of a progressive return to activity.

  4. Ian Maidment:

    Many medicines have this activity, and I think the key things from our finding is that it probably shifts the balance looking at risks versus benefits, but patients, don't suddenly stop medications. Carry on as usual, and if you're concerned, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

  5. Maria Montessori:

    The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. In our system, she must become a passive, much more than an active, influence, and her passivity shall be composed of anxious scientific curiosity and of absolute respect for the phenomenon which she wishes to observe. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.

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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! 
    LikeReplyReport3 years ago
  • Raissa Kenmoe
    for me activity is what we do every day. including actions
    LikeReplyReport 47 years ago

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