HyperDic: activity

English > 6 senses of the word activity:
NOUNactactivityany specific behavior
stateactivity, action, activenessthe state of being active
processactivity, bodily process, body process, bodily functionan organic process that takes place in the body
stateactivity(chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction
processactivity, natural process, natural action, actiona process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
attributeactivity, activenessthe trait of being active
activity > pronunciation
Soundsaektih'vahtiy; aektih'vihtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > activity: 6 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAny specific behavior.
Example"they avoided all recreational activity"
Narroweracting, playing, playacting, performingThe performance of a part or role in a drama
aid, assist, assistance, helpThe activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
behavior, behaviour, conduct, doingsmanner of acting or controlling yourself
behavior, behaviour(psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation
burst, fitA sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
buzzA confusion of activity and gossip
calibration, standardization, standardisationThe act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument
ceremonyThe proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion
ceremonyAny activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way
concealment, concealing, hidingThe activity of keeping something secret
continuance, continuationThe act of continuing an activity without interruption
controlThe activity of managing or exerting control over something
creation, creative activityThe human act of creating
cup of tea, bag, dishAn activity that you like or at which you are superior
demandThe act of demanding
dismantling, dismantlement, disassemblyThe act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)
diversion, recreationAn activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates
domesticitydomestic / domestic activities or life
education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activityThe activities of educating / educating or instructing
energizing, activating, activationThe activity of causing to have energy and be active
enjoyment, delectationAct of receiving pleasure from something
follow-up, followupAn activity that continues something that has already begun or that repeats something that has already been done
funviolent and excited activity
gameA contest with rules to determine a winner
groupingThe activity of putting things together in groups
lamentation, mourningThe passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
lastA person's dying act
laughterThe activity of laughing
leadership, leadingThe activity of leading
liveliness, animationgeneral activity and motion
market, marketplace, market placeThe world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
measurement, measuring, measure, mensurationThe act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
musicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
mystification, obfuscationThe activity of obscuring / obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered
negotiationThe activity or business of negotiating an agreement
occupation, business, job, line of work, lineThe principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
occupationAny activity that occupies a person's attention
operation, military operationActivity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
operationA planned activity involving many people performing various actions
operationThe activity of operating / operating something (a machine or business etc.)
organization, organisationThe activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically
perturbation, disturbanceActivity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption
placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacementThe act of putting something in a certain place
pleasureAn activity that affords enjoyment
politicsThe activities and affairs involved in managing a state or a government
practice, patternA customary way / way of operation or behavior
precession, precedence, precedencyThe act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)
preparation, readyingThe activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
procedure, processA particular course of action intended to achieve a result
protectionThe activity of protecting someone or something
provision, supply, supplyingThe activity of supplying or providing something
punctureThe act of puncturing or perforating
release, outlet, ventActivity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion
representationAn activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent
rolenormal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting
search, hunt, huntingThe activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
sensory activityActivity intended to achieve a particular sensory result
service(law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him
soloAny activity that is performed alone without assistance
space walkAny kind of physical activity outside a spacecraft by one of the crew
support, supportingThe act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
supportThe activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
timekeepingThe act or process of determining the time
training, preparation, groomingActivity leading to skilled behavior
turn, play(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession / succession
updateThe act of bringing someone or something up to date
use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exerciseThe act of using
variation, varianceAn activity that varies from a norm or standard
verbalization, verbalisationThe activity of expressing something in words
waste, wastefulness, dissipationuseless or profitless activity
workActivity directed toward making or doing something
works, deedsperformance of moral or religious acts
worshipThe activity of worshipping
writing, committal to writingThe activity of putting something in written form
wrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct, actus reusActivity that transgresses moral or civil law
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Adjectivesactivein operation
activetaking part in an activity
English > activity: 6 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of being active.
Example"his sphere of activity"
Synonymsaction, activeness
Attributesactive(of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
NarroweragencyThe state of being in action or exerting power
behavior, behaviourThe action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
busyness, humThe state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
eruption, eructation, extravasation(of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
operationThe state of being in effect or being operative
overdriveThe state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration
playA state in which action is feasible
swingA state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Oppositeinaction, inactivity, inactivenessThe state of being inactive
Spanishacción, actividad
Catalanacció, activitat
Adjectivesactiveengaged in full-time work
activeengaged in or ready for military or naval operations
English > activity: 6 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningAn organic process that takes place in the body.
Example"respiratory activity"
Synonymsbodily process, body process, bodily function
NarrowerablactationThe cessation of lactation
anastalsismuscular action of the alimentary tract in a direction opposite to peristalsis
breathThe process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilationThe bodily process of inhalation and exhalation
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptakeThe process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
control(physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc
crying, weeping, tearsThe process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
discharge, emission, expellingAny of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
expectorationThe process of coughing up and spitting out
festering, suppuration, maturation(medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
healingThe natural process by which the body repairs itself
hypostasisThe accumulation of blood in an organ
inseminationThe introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female
lacrimation, lachrymation, tearing, wateringshedding tears
lactationThe production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
opsonization, opsonisationProcess whereby opsonins make an invading microorganism more susceptible to phagocytosis
overactivityexcessive activity
peristalsis, vermiculationThe process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
perspiration, sweating, diaphoresis, sudation, hidrosisThe process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
phagocytosisProcess in which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris
pinocytosisProcess by which certain cells can engulf and incorporate droplets of fluid
placentationThe formation of the placenta in the uterus
psilosisFalling out of hair
reaction, responseA bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
respirationA single complete act of breathing ... / breathing in and out
sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activityActivities associated with sexual intercourse
sleepingThe suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
tanningprocess in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light
transpirationThe process of giving off or exhaling water vapor through the skin or mucous membranes
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishfunción corporal, proceso corporal
Catalanfunció corporal, procés corporal
Adjectivesactivetending to become more severe or wider in scope
English > activity: 6 senses > noun 4, state
Meaning(chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction.
Example"catalytic activity"
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broadercapability, capacityThe susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
Spanishactividad, fugacidad relativa
Catalanactivitat, fugacitat relativa
Adjectivesactiveexerting influence or producing a change or effect
English > activity: 6 senses > noun 5, process
MeaningA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings).
Example "volcanic activity"
Synonymsnatural process, natural action, action
Narrowerabsorption(physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
acidificationThe process of becoming acid or being converted into an acid
adiabatic process(thermodynamics) any process that occurs without gain or loss of heat
aerationThe process of exposing to air (so as to purify)
antiredepositionThe process of preventing redeposition
captureAny process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
captureA process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
centrifugationThe process of separating substances of different densities by the use of a centrifuge
chemical process, chemical change, chemical action(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
chromatographyA process used for separating mixtures by virtue of differences in absorbency
concretionThe formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)
condensationThe process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state
convection(meteorology) the vertical movement of heat / heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere
curdling, clotting, coagulationThe process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid / liquid
decayThe process of gradually becoming inferior
demagnetization, demagnetisationThe process of removing magnetization
desorptionchanging from an adsorbed state on a surface to a gaseous or liquid state
diffusion(physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration
dissolution, disintegrationseparation into component parts
distillation, distillmentThe process of purifying a liquid / liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors
driftThe gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
effervescenceThe process of bubbling as gas escapes
electrophoresis, cataphoresis, dielectrolysis, ionophoresisThe motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field
establishment, ecesis(ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat
extinctionThe reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation
extractionThe process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
feedbackThe process in which part of the output of a system is returned to its input in order to regulate its further output
filtrationThe process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
flocculationThe process of flocculating
flowAny uninterrupted stream or discharge
formationnatural process that causes something to form
fossilization, fossilisationThe process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age
geological process, geologic process(geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
hardening, solidifying, solidification, set, curingThe process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
inactivationThe process of rendering inactive
ion exchangeA process in which ions are exchanged between a solution and an insoluble (usually resinous) solid
ionization, ionisationThe process of ionizing / ionizing
leach, leachingThe process of leaching / leaching / leaching
magnetization, magnetisation, magnetic inductionThe process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)
materialization, materialisationThe process of coming into being
nuclear reaction(physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei
opacificationThe process of becoming cloudy or opaque
oscillationThe process of oscillating between states
oxygenationThe process of providing or combining or treating with oxygen
pair production, pair creation, pair formationThe transformation of a gamma-ray photon into an electron and a positron when the photon passes close to an atomic nucleus
phase change, phase transition, state change, physical changeA change from one state (solid or liquid / liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
precession of the equinoxesA slow westward shift of the equinoxes along the plane of the ecliptic caused by precession of the Earth's axis of rotation
radiationThe spread of a group of organisms into new habitats
releaseA process that liberates or discharges something
saltation(geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface
scatteringThe physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions
sericultureRaising silkworms / silkworms in order to obtain raw silk
sink(technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
soak, soakage, soakingThe process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed / immersed in water (or other liquid / liquid)
softeningThe process of becoming softer
sorptionThe process in which one substance takes up or holds another (by either absorption or adsorption)
source(technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
stiffening, rigidifying, rigidificationThe process of becoming stiff or rigid
stimulation(physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.)
succession, ecological succession(ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
survival, survival of the fittest, natural selection, selectionA natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
synergy, synergismThe working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects
temperature changeA process whereby the degree of hotness of a body / body (or medium) changes
transductionThe process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form
transpirationThe passage of gases through fine tubes because of differences in pressure or temperature
vitrificationThe process of becoming vitreous
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Spanishacción, acción natural, proceso natural
Catalanprocés natural
Adjectivesactive(of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
active(of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions
English > activity: 6 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningThe trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically.
Example"the level of activity declines with age"
AttributesactiveCharacterized by energetic / energetic activity
activedisposed to take action or effectuate change
inactivenot active physically or mentally
Narroweranimation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivificationQuality of being active or spirited / spirited / spirited or alive and vigorous / vigorous
dynamism, pizzazz, pizzaz, oomph, zingThe activeness of an energetic / energetic personality
BroadertraitA distinguishing feature of your personal nature
Oppositeinactiveness, inactivity, inertiaA disposition to remain inactive or inert
Adjectivesactivecharacterized by energetic / energetic activity
activedisposed to take action or effectuate change
activefull of activity or engaged in continuous activity

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