activity activity  /æk ˈtɪ və ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any specific behavior
  2. (n) the state of being active
  3. (n) an organic process that takes place in the body
  4. (n) (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction
  5. (n) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
  6. (n) the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically

Usage(s):

  1. Although the animals' activity levels could not be entirely attributed to genes, researchers calculated that heredity accounted for about 50% of the differences in activity.
  2. Scientists are carefully measuring the geological activity in the national park because it contains the caldera of an enormous, ancient and still active volcano.
  3. Growing evidence suggests that social activity is associated with preserving mental and physical fitness in older age.

News

  1. Foreclosure Activity Up from April - Analyst Blog

    Indicating a continuous strengthening of housing prices, the foreclosure market report - released by RealtyTrac - depicted a marginal rise in overall foreclosure activity in May 2013.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Foreclosure Activity Up from April

    Indicating a continuous strengthening of housing prices, the RealtyTrac foreclosure market report depicted a marginal rise in overall foreclosure activity in May 2013.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Police activity at Palm Ave. and Pembroke Rd.

    Because of police activity early Monday, drivers are being detoured around the intersection of Palm Avenue and Pembroke Road in Miramar.        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "Fears of financial collapse have receded substantially," Mr. Bernanke said at the Federal Reserve's annual retreat at Jackson Hole, Wyo. "After contracting sharply over the past year, economic activity appears to be leveling out, both in the...
    on Aug 21, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "His strong commitment, reflected in political activity, lectures, films and books, has strengthened the struggle against climate change," the Nobel citation said. "He is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Alfred Nobel Source: Forbes

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