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English noun: activity

1. activity (act) any specific behavior


SamplesThey avoided all recreational activity.


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity


Narrower (hyponym)acting, activating, activation, actus reus, aid, animation, assist, assistance, attempt, bag, behavior, behavior, behaviour, behaviour, burst, business, buzz, calibration, ceremony, ceremony, committal to writing, concealing, concealment, conduct, continuance, continuation, control, creation, creative activity, cup of tea, deeds, delectation, demand, didactics, disassembly, dish, dismantlement, dismantling, dissipation, disturbance, diversion, doings, domesticity, education, educational activity, effort, emplacement, employment, endeavor, endeavour, energizing, enjoyment, exercise, fit, follow-up, followup, fun, game, grooming, grouping, hell, help, hiding, hunt, hunting, instruction, job, lamentation, last, laughter, leadership, leading, line, line of work, liveliness, locating, location, market, market place, marketplace, measure, measurement, measuring, mensuration, military operation, misconduct, mourning, music, mystification, negotiation, obfuscation, occupation, occupation, operation, operation, operation, organisation, organization, outlet, pattern, pedagogy, performing, perturbation, placement, play, playacting, playing, pleasure, politics, position, positioning, practice, precedence, precedency, precession, preparation, preparation, procedure, process, protection, provision, puncture, readying, recreation, release, representation, role, search, sensory activity, service, sin, solo, space walk, standardisation, standardization, supply, supplying, support, support, supporting, teaching, timekeeping, training, try, turn, usage, use, utilisation, utilization, variance, variation, vent, verbalisation, verbalization, waste, wastefulness, work, works, worship, writing, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct


Antonymsinactivity

2. activity (state) the state of being active


SamplesHis sphere of activity.
He is out of action.


Synonymsaction, activeness


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)agency, behavior, behaviour, busyness, eructation, eruption, extravasation, hum, operation, overdrive, play, swing


Attributeactive


Antonymsinaction, inactiveness, inactivity

3. activity (process) an organic process that takes place in the body


SamplesRespiratory activity.


Synonymsbodily function, bodily process, body process


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Narrower (hyponym)ablactation, anastalsis, breath, breathing, consumption, control, crying, diaphoresis, discharge, emission, expectoration, expelling, external respiration, festering, healing, hidrosis, hypostasis, ingestion, insemination, intake, lachrymation, lacrimation, lactation, maturation, opsonisation, opsonization, overactivity, peristalsis, perspiration, phagocytosis, pinocytosis, placentation, psilosis, reaction, respiration, respiration, response, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice, sleeping, sudation, suppuration, sweating, tanning, tearing, tears, transpiration, uptake, ventilation, vermiculation, watering, weeping

4. activity (state) (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction


SamplesCatalytic activity.


Broader (hypernym)capability, capacity


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

5. activity (process) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)


SamplesThe action of natural forces.
Volcanic activity.


Synonymsaction, natural action, natural process


Broader (hypernym)physical process, process


Narrower (hyponym)absorption, acidification, adiabatic process, aeration, antiredeposition, capture, capture, cataphoresis, centrifugation, chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, chromatography, clotting, coagulation, concretion, condensation, convection, curdling, curing, decay, demagnetisation, demagnetization, desorption, dielectrolysis, diffusion, disintegration, dissolution, distillation, distillment, drift, ecesis, ecological succession, effervescence, electrophoresis, establishment, extinction, extraction, feedback, filtration, flocculation, flow, formation, fossilisation, fossilization, geologic process, geological process, hardening, inactivation, ion exchange, ionisation, ionization, ionophoresis, leach, leaching, magnetic induction, magnetisation, magnetization, materialisation, materialization, natural selection, nuclear reaction, opacification, oscillation, oxygenation, pair creation, pair formation, pair production, phase change, phase transition, physical change, precession of the equinoxes, radiation, release, rigidification, rigidifying, saltation, scattering, selection, sericulture, set, sink, soak, soakage, soaking, softening, solidification, solidifying, sorption, source, state change, stiffening, stimulation, succession, survival, survival of the fittest, synergism, synergy, temperature change, transduction, transpiration, vitrification

6. activity (attribute) the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically


SamplesThe level of activity declines with age.


Synonymsactiveness


Broader (hypernym)trait


Narrower (hyponym)animation, brio, dynamism, invigoration, oomph, pizzaz, pizzazz, spiritedness, vivification, zing


Attributeactive, active, inactive


Antonymsinertia, inactiveness, inactivity









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