• WordNet 3.6
    • n activation making active and effective (as a bomb)
    • n activation the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    • n activation stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The same amount of calories are burned by doing 6 sessions that are 5 minutes each of an activity and doing 1 session of that activity for 30 minutes
    • activation making active and effective (as a bomb).
    • activation the process of making active.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are approximately 2000 thunderstorms that are active at the same time which results in 100 lightning flashes a second.
    • n activation The act of rendering active or the state of being activated; specifically, in physics, the process or method of producing radioactivity in a body by exposure to the influence of a radioactive substance or otherwise; the state or condition of being radioactive; ionization.
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “What makes people happy is activity; changing evil itself into good by power, working in a God like manner.”
  • John L. Mason
    John L. Mason
    “Happiness consists in activity -- it is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Next to temperance, a quiet conscience, a cheerful mind and active habits, I place early rising as a means of health and happiness.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.”
  • Edward De Bono
    Edward De Bono
    “Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.”


In literature:

Steele Mackaye was the first director, and, with the active co-operation of the Mallorys, launched its career.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Can we go further and say that life, like conscious activity, is invention, is unceasing creation?
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
A period of unusual activity was between the years 1780 and 1800, a time when there was great activity elsewhere on the globe.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
First, because the creative activity here has as its only material the organism, and is not separated from the creator.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
The "puppy play" of their early childhood has evolved into a form of creative activity that sooner or later grips every human creature.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
Such an Activity is no mere mechanical activity.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
The experiments above mentioned made clear for the first time the nature and activity of these nodules.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Trade in agricultural produce is active.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Napoleon carried on his imperial activities for years under the authority of Republican France.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
In recent years the British and Canadian governments have taken an active interest in the nickel industry.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Their immobility is, as we have said, complete; but nothing is easier than to arouse their suspended activity.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
So it is with all man's activities when he comes to man's estate.
"Progress and History" by Various
In those countries, also, where earthquakes and volcanoes are in full activity, a much shorter period may produce a sensible variation.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Proteins are apparently the active chemical components of protoplasm.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
The positive activity of thought itself is active reason.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
With dye markers and saltwater-activated beacons.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
The turn performance matched specifications, with very little control activity required.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Do you consider him a true, active revolutionist?
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
In this region German guns were constantly active and all villages around were heavily shelled.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
After a life of great literary activity he died at Tuebingen, 2 Dec. 1860.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

In poetry:

The seeing faculty abides,
Though sleep from active seeing hides;
So faith's assuring pow'rs endure
Ev'n when it ceases to assure.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
They roll'd and grappled on the ground,
And there they struggled long:
Skilful and active was the knight;
The savage he was strong.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
That, moulding man and woman, breathed
In them an active soul at birth
In His own image, and bequeathed
To them dominion over Earth;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
In the world's long reign of struggles,
Thou hast played an active part;
Hast thou during all thy journey,
Mended up a broken heart?
"Fashion" by Frank Barbour Coffin
His imag'd birds, and painted bowl,
And ven'son, for a journey dress'd,
Bespeak the nature of the soul,
Activity, that knows no rest.
"The Indian Burying Ground" by Philip Morin Freneau
The mother in her active arms,
To make her boy benignly mild;
And nobly proof 'gainst all alarms,
There oft would exercise her child.
"The Swan" by William Hayley

In news:

Neighbors complain of city's lack of enforcement of illegal trash dumping, rampant ATV activity destructive to environment, bonfires, parties and drug and sexual activities in woods intersected by Glebe Street.
Chuck is an active supporter of Children, Inc and the Children, Inc Foundation that fundraises to support the activities of the organization.
Here's more reasonable ways the rest of us can stay active: Activate With Triple M. Dianne and I just got back our vacation Up North.
Given sensors to detect object use, commonsense priors of object usage in activities can reduce the need for labeled data in learning activity models.
(That's defined, by the way, as less than 30 minutes of moderate activity 5 days a week or 20 minutes of vigorous activity three times a week).
A Williamson County school is keeping kids active by adding extra physical activities to their class schedule.
Anyone working for NBC News who takes part in civic or other outside activities may find that these activities jeopardize his or her standing as an impartial journalist because they may create the appearance of a conflict of interest.
In addition to raising life-saving funds, jumping rope also promotes physical activity helping kids to live stronger, more active lives.
Brown graduated high school from the Convent and Academy of the Visitation and was an active participant in activities around Mobile.
The magnetic energy of TMS causes the brain cells closest to the surface of the brain to increase their activity which in turn influences the activity of the brain as a whole.
Activities, #activities dt, #activities dd { display: block.
A fundamental difficulty in recognizing human activities is obtaining the labeled data needed to learn models of those activities.
Active Tuning Solutions Muzzle Brakes Active Tuning Solutions has developed an incredible line of muzzle brakes that reduce recoil without increasing the sound of the blast.
Because CRs typically require ongoing activities to be continued, and new activities are prohibited, there are some cases where agencies must continue funding operations that were slated to be closed.
Food cravings activate the same reward circuits in the brain as cravings for drugs or alcohol, according to functional MRI scans, tests that measure brain activity by detecting changes in blood flow.

In science:

Rapidly rotating stars are very active and activity decreases with increasing rotation period but the period-activity relation is mass-dependent which suggests that the rotation period alone is not a proper measure of activity.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
The resulting Rossby number-activity relation shows an exponential decrease of activity with increasing Rossby number.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
High activity level is related to stellar youth and it decreases with age so that old stars show notably decreased level of activity, both chromospheric (Delfosse et al. 1998, Silvestri, Hawley and Oswalt 2005) and coronal (Fleming, Schmitt and Giampapa 1995, Feigelson et al. 2004).
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
More stars with known age, activity level and rotation period (particularly those inactive and/or slowly rotating) will help in solving the problem of spin down and activity decrease of low mass stars.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
Observations of M stars of a given age show that rotation rate and activity level increase towards later spectral subtypes (Delfosse et al. 1998, Scholz and Eislöffel 2005) but a mean level of activity decreases with age for a given spectral type (Hawley, Reid and Tourtellot 2000).
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
St ˛epie ´n (1988, 1994) suggested an alternative period-activity relation, in which the activity level depends exponentially on the Rossby number.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
Our data show that also M type stars obey period-activity relation such that activity decreases with increasing period.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
Assuming 10 Gyr for the age of OD stars we showed that the exponential period-activity relation, together with the spin down rate formula, correctly predicts the decrease of X-ray activity with age, as observed by Feigelson et al. (2004).
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
The observations of Feigelson et al. are at odds with an age –activity power relation resulting from the Skumanich law and period-activity relation suggested by Pallavicini et al. (1981) and Pizzolato et al. (2003).
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
It started in 1997 and seems to have been active until 2001. 4 Authors consider three classes of computer activities: information, communication and creation tasks.
Ambient Multimodality: an Asset for Developing Universal Access to the Information Society
The inhomogeneous spike dynamics are best visualized in the β -normalized N− and Σ× , which are active variables in the Taub and rotation orbits respectively, and considered the active players in spike dynamics.
New explicit spike solution -- non-local component of the generalized Mixmaster attractor
First, the system remained active long after the usual outburst duration for the AMSPs, and in fact is still active (as of 2007 November) at approximately the same mean X-ray flux since 2005 June.
Accreting neutron star spins and the equation of state
Proof of Lemma 2 Suppose that at a given moment, there are Np (n) active primary cells and Ns (n) active secondary cells, including the i-th active primary cell.
Cognitive Networks Achieve Throughput Scaling of a Homogeneous Network
Fig. 8 illustrates the worst case interference from the secondary interferers to the Rx of the i-th active primary cell, where the dotted region denotes the preservation region around the primary Rx and the shaded cells denote the active secondary cells based on the 9-TDMA.
Cognitive Networks Achieve Throughput Scaling of a Homogeneous Network
Instead, the central active galactic nucleus (AGN) has emerged as the most popular heat source in the last few years, though this still remains an active matter of debate in the community.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies