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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-tiv-i-tee]
    • /ækˈtɪv ɪ ti/
    • /ækˈtɪvəti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-tiv-i-tee]
    • /ækˈtɪv ɪ ti/

Definitions of activity word

  • uncountable noun activity Activity is a situation in which a lot of things are happening or being done. 3
  • countable noun activity An activity is something that you spend time doing. 3
  • noun plural activity The activities of a group are the things that they do in order to achieve their aims. 3
  • noun activity the state or quality of being active 3
  • noun activity lively action or movement 3
  • noun activity any specific deed, action, pursuit, etc 3

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Origin of activity

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
1520-30; (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin āctīvitās. See active, -ity

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Parts of speech for Activity


activity popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

activity usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for activity

noun activity

  • action — Action is doing something for a particular purpose.
  • life — the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.
  • movement — the act, process, or result of moving.
  • motion — the action or process of moving or of changing place or position; movement.
  • labor — productive activity, especially for the sake of economic gain.

verb activity

  • take apart — into pieces or parts; to pieces: to take a watch apart; an old barn falling apart from decay.
  • break up — When something breaks up or when you break it up, it separates or is divided into several smaller parts.
  • put an end to — the last part or extremity, lengthwise, of anything that is longer than it is wide or broad: the end of a street; the end of a rope.

Antonyms for activity

noun activity

  • cessation — The cessation of something is the stopping of it.
  • idleness — the quality, state, or condition of being lazy, inactive, or idle: His lack of interest in the larger world and his consummate idleness were the causes of their dreadful divorce.
  • inaction — absence of action; idleness.
  • inactivity — not active: an inactive volcano.
  • stoppage — an act or instance of stopping; cessation of activity: the stoppage of all work at the factory.

Top questions with activity

  • how many paranormal activity movies are there?
  • how does ph affect enzyme activity?
  • what is the definition of physical activity?
  • which biological activity does not directly involve proteins?
  • which of the following are external influences of physical activity?
  • according to cell theory which activity is impossible?
  • how is the activity series useful in predicting chemical behavior?
  • what is physical activity?
  • which activity is involved in creating a traditional navajo weaving?
  • what effect does human activity have on many ecosystems?
  • which human activity does not affect the earth system?
  • when does a fetus have brain activity?
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  • how to report drug activity anonymously?
  • how to report drug activity?

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