activation activation  /ˌæk tə ˈveɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
  2. (n) the activity of causing to have energy and be active
  3. (n) making active and effective (as a bomb)




  1. This would free up professional soldiers, and it would stop the unprecedented activation of reservists.
  2. They are the product of neutron activation analysis, which requires that specimens under study be irradiated with neutrons in a nuclear reactor.
  3. After a brisk two hours negotiating the activation protocol for iPhone reviewers, I was in.


  1. Apple Reveals Activation Lock Feature for iOS 7

    Apple revealed a new iPhone feature called 'Activation Lock' at WWDC on Monday. The law firms are happy with Apple Incorporated for once. The activation lock featured on its iOS7 doesn’t allow...        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: I4U

  2. iOS 7 'Activation Lock' feature sets tone for NY cellphone theft talks

    Apple's new "activation lock" feature has not escaped notice by the attorneys general of New York City and San Francisco. The pair, scheduled to meet later this week in New York City with Apple, Samsung, Google, and Microsoft to discuss rampant smartphone theft in the two cities have issued a statement, taking a guardedly optimistic stance toward the new feature....        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MacNN

  3. 'Activation lock' to tighten iOS security

    If your iPhone gets stolen and Find My Phone has been deactivated, Activation Lock will prevent it from being re-used by a different Apple account. (Credit: James Martin/CNET) Apple may not be able to do anything to stop a mugger from stealing your iPhone, but changes in iOS 7 will prevent the thief from trying to sell the phone as new. More from WWDC Meet iTunes Radio, Apple's long-awaited ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNET


  1. "We would consider tying together activation of the sites in Poland and the Czech Republic with definitive proof of the threat - in other words, Iranian missile testing and so on," Gates said with Topolanek at his side.
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "Such conditions will likely inhibit any surface restructuring process that requires the overcoming of even moderate activation barriers," Somorjai says.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Gabor Somorjai Source: (press release)

  3. "And whether that would change activation in that area and actually change behavior," Knutson added.
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Brian Knutson Source:

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