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activity

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French activité, from Latin activitas.

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NounEdit

activity (plural activities)

  1. The state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, an increasing variety of human activities.
    Pit row was abuzz with activity.
  2. Something done as an action or a movement.
    The activity for the morning was a walk to the store.
  3. Something done for pleasure or entertainment, especially one involving movement or an excursion.
    • 2013 June 7, David Simpson, “Fantasy of navigation”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 36: 
      Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.
    Quilting can be an enjoyable activity.
  4. Use (of internet, playstation, bank account etc.).

Usage notesEdit

  • Adjectives often used with "activity": increased, decreased, high, low, volcanic, seismic, eruptive, intellectual, physical, mental, spiritual, muscular, cerebral, favorite, recreational, practical, cultural, artistic, literary, musical, political, diplomatic, military, domestic, voluntary, missionary, chemical, optical, productive, reproductive, industrial, commercial, etc.

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