activate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v activate make active or more active "activate an old file"
    • v activate make (substances) radioactive
    • v activate aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
    • v activate make more adsorptive "activate a metal"
    • v activate put in motion or move to act "trigger a reaction","actuate the circuits"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When the Pez mint dispenser was first introduced it was meant to replace the activity of smoking
    • v. t Activate To make active.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are over one billion people that are actively involved in rice growth
    • activate To make active; intensify.
    • activate In physics, to render active; specifically, to make radioactive by exposure to the influence of a radioactive substance; to ionize. See radioactivity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Australia, a common "Boxing day" activity is surfing
    • v.t Activate ak′ti-vāt (Bacon) to make active
    • pr.p Activate ac′tivāting; pa.p. ac′tivāted
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Quotations

  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.”
  • Bishop Robert South
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    “Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Activity and sadness are incompatible.”
  • Edwin P. Whipple
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    “In activity we must find our joy as well as glory; and labor, like everything else that is good, is its own reward.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “The older we get the more we must limit ourselves if we wish to be active.”
  • Frank Moore Colby
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    “Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.”

Usage

In literature:

But mental activity is the activity of thought.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Both in the Canadas and in the Maritime Provinces political disputes were giving place to economic activities.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
On what does the difference in muscular activity and strength depend?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Being active most of his waking hours, and strenuously active at that, the Muscular is often too tired at night to read anything.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
It is the philosophy of man's life as to the results of his activity.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The activity by which the mind ascends from sense-perception to memory is the activity of attention.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
Here was an opportunity for active and useful service not to be lost.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
We hope to hear soon of active operations in Kentucky.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
All of them counsel the most infamous doctrines of criminal activity.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
Its activity is bodily activity and lies properly within the field of physiology.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
His power decayed, as he became to the people rather a distant deity than a present and active ruler.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
At Pentecost more were brought to an acceptance of Jesus as the Messiah than Jesus himself had won in his whole active ministry.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
Colchicine is the active principle and may be given in full form in doses of 1/32 to 1/16 grain.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
There were rumours of a concealed activity on the German.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
SECURITY: Party-controlled agencies closely watch people's activities and secure borders.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
It is proved by long experience that the pure juice of the grape sustains the force and activity of the brain.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
That there is a constant production of fresh radio-active matter by the radio-active body.
"A Brief Account of Radio-activity" by Francis Preston Venable
As a politician the period of his activity coincides with the years of Edward III.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Merely to feel active is not to be active, in their sight.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
He had at that time in the island more than 100,000 troops in active service.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
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In poetry:

Faith’s entered in –
true conversion is here.
Now the will is pure
and active and clear.
"The Will" by Eberhard Arnold
Lundy! thy mighty zeal—
Persecution!—strife!—
Call'd forth a host of friends
Into active life.
"Lines Inscribed To Benjamin Lundy, Esq." by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Fancy, so active in the gloom,
Till some one enters in the room,
Can all the images of home
Restore.
"Vignette - XVIII" by Matilda Betham
Our Jack Canuck is active,
He plays a pretty goal,
But make swift runs to cover
When drums begin to roll.
"Jack Canuck" by Abner Cosens
From such a hopeless home to part
Is happiness to me,
For nought can charm my weary heart
Except activity.
"Verses" by Anne Bronte
For, ever active and alert,
At once, or not at all,
He caught the tempting bait he saw
Upon the waters fall.
"Catching Speckled Trout" by Thomas Frederick Young

In news:

US builders trimmed their activity for a second straight month in August as a solid gain in home construction failed to offset declines in nonresidential activity and government projects.
Here's more reasonable ways the rest of us can stay active: Activate With Triple M. This Sunday we've been asked to skip the internet.
The activity is primarily designed as a group or class activity.
Abrar Qureshi from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and his colleagues found that women who reported the most vigorous physical activity each week were 27 percent less likely to get psoriasis than the least-active women.
Foxboro, MA – The New England Patriots activated tight end Visanthe Shiancoe to the active roster Saturday.
The New England Patriots activated tight end Visanthe Shiancoe to the active roster Saturday.
As expected, the Seattle Seahawks activated cornerback Walter Thurmond from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to the active roster this afternoon.
RENTON — Cornerback Walter Thurmond has been activated from the physically unable to perform list to the active roster of the Seattle Seahawks, completing his return from two fractures in his lower left leg.
Cornerback Walter Thurmond has been activated from the physically unable to perform list to the active roster of the Seattle Seahawks, completing his return from two fractures in his lower left leg.
An " active to extremely active " hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year according to the seasonal outlook issued Thursday by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.
Little activity in 'Paranormal Activity 4'.
Wall Street Active analysts will be speaking t. Wall Street Active analysts will be speaking to investors today DNDN, WLT, FST and FCX.
Here's more reasonable ways the rest of us can stay active: Activate With Triple M. This free download has soul.
Whether your interests include golf, equestrian activities or fine wine, a new active adult community in New Kent County, Va.
Buyers can create, launch, track and review all RFQ activity through the use of RFQ templates, a supplier database, e-mail integration and an RFQ activity screen.
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In science:

This article presents a derivation of the transport mean free path for magneto-transverse light diffusion, ℓ∗ ⊥ , in an arbitrary random mixture of Faraday-active and non-Faraday active Mie scatterers.
Transport mean free path for Magneto-Transverse Light Diffusion: an alternative approach
This simpler formulation can include the case of homogeneous mixtures of Faraday-active and non-Faraday active scatterers.
Transport mean free path for Magneto-Transverse Light Diffusion: an alternative approach
The main result of Eq. (16) can be extended to the case of an homogeneous mixture of Faraday-active spheres with volume fraction, n0 , and non Faraday-active spheres with volume fraction, n1 .
Transport mean free path for Magneto-Transverse Light Diffusion: an alternative approach
This derivation can be generalized to the case of mixtures of Faraday-active and non Faraday-active scatterers.
Transport mean free path for Magneto-Transverse Light Diffusion: an alternative approach
Determinants of both structure and function, cytoskeletal structures are dynamically active, performing a host of activities instrumental to cellular organization and intelligence .
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
However, the activation gap seems to scale as ∆ ∼ H 1.6—the rough argument above of course cannot explain this non-trivial H dependence of the observed activation energy.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
The result is the average weight supported by each active root in each half of the table, i.e., w1 = W1 /N1 for the first half (where N1 is the number of active roots in the first half ), and similarly for w2 as the average weight supported per active root on the second half.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
However, because a root’s decision to grow a leg is based on the weight in its region averaged over the active roots, once root r starts the process of growing a leg by emitting scent, the average weight per active root drops immediately and proportionately with the number of supporting modules.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
This remarkable behaviour may be simply understood as an effect of the triggering mechanism for galaxy (AGN and starburst) activity: the galaxy-galaxy interactions (either violent mergers between gas rich ob jects or encounters triggering a slight increase of the activity).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Thus if one sets in place the activity of retaining in memory a certain sequence of stimuli, then this activity can persist undiminished while the central processor is engaged in another task.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
For the second part of the proposition suppose that the probability to receive an error by activating I sH alf T wist on w is p′ , and that the probability to receive an error by activating I sH alf T wist on the random conjugates of w is p.
Identifying Half-Twists Using Randomized Algorithm Methods
Active phenomena which involve force generation and motion play a key role in a number of phenomena in living cells such as cell motility, muscle contraction and the active transport of material and organelles.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
Such studies reveal that spontaneous oscillations occur naturally in systems where a large number of active elements and elastic elements interact and form an effective material with active properties.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
Because of the active nature of the oscillator, these fluctuations arise partly due to stochastic activity of active elements in addition to thermal noise.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
Abstract. A conserved lattice gas with random neighbor hopping of active particles is introduced which exhibits a continuous phase transition from an active state to an absorbing non-active state.
Absorbing phase transition in a conserved lattice gas with random neighbor particle hopping
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