• WordNet 3.6
    • n activeness the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically "the level of activity declines with age"
    • n activeness the state of being active "his sphere of activity","he is out of action"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Japan has approximately 200 volcanoes and is home to 10% of the active volcanoes in the world
    • n Activeness The quality of being active; nimbleness; quickness of motion; activity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The search engine "Lycos" is named for Lycosidae, the Latin name for the wolf spider family. Unlike other spiders that sit passively in their web, wolf spiders are hunters, actively stalking their prey.
    • n activeness The quality of being active; the faculty of acting; nimbleness; activity.
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.”
  • Bishop Robert South
    Bishop Robert South
    “Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Activity and sadness are incompatible.”
  • Edwin P. Whipple
    Edwin P. Whipple
    “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
    “The older we get the more we must limit ourselves if we wish to be active.”
  • Frank Moore Colby
    “Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.”


In literature:

Sogdian merchants who later played a great role in commercial contacts might have been active already from 350 or 400 B.C.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Angria continued his activities for three years, during which space he was said to have murdered in cold blood over 500 Englishmen.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
Gellius Egnatius, the Samnite general, who had taken the most active part in forming the coalition, was slain.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
The war strength thus amounted to 180,954 of the active army and its reserve, exclusive of the five regiments of cavalry.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
All attention denotes an active or dynamic phase of consciousness.
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
Our knowledge of the early Church, in this side of its activity, is very limited.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
A peculiar degree of darkness characterised these closing days of November, and with rain and mud put an end to active operations.
"The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry" by G. K. Rose
He likes to be active for the sake of activity.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
The Active is coming in slowly, and has been signalling us all the morning.
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
And the activity of the Utopian child is his own activity.
"What Is and What Might Be" by Edmond Holmes

In poetry:

Vigorous in thoughtan ever active mind,
A genius rais'd above the vulgar crowd,
Calmly sereneshe every wish resign'd,
And her full confidence in God avowed.
"To The Memory Of A Much Loved Sister" by Elizabeth Bath
"The active life of Labour gives no room
To that dull spleen the Indolent endure;
Generous cares dispel our mental gloom,
And Industry is Melancholy's cure.
"Love's Triumph" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
O, that the Lord would hear
Our supplicating cry;
In our behalf appear,
A Saviour ever nigh;
And shine in every woman's heart,
That she may take an active part.
"Female Aid Solicited" by John Pierpont
Listen, my children, and you shall hear
The midnight activities of Whats-his Name,
Scarcely a general now known to fame
Can tell you of that famous day and year.
"Alf’s Ninth Bit" by Ezra Pound
Now call again, and with a different measure,
The power of mirth and pleasure;
The florid, active Bacchus, bright and gay,
To journey forth and join us on the way.
"Chorus Of Mystae In Hades" by Aristophanes
Serpent. Silence, no more! Now in superior joys
Ye quick and fluttering spirits,
Now, now, your wings expand,
And active in your pleasure,
Weave a delightful dance!
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 3." by William Cowper

In news:

Cytokinetics announces fundamental research in cardiac myosin activation in the journal Science.
Coors Light Cold Activation Patio Party at Pub 2 7-20-2010.
An Al–O–Mo linkage is the active species in a molybdenum-based zeolite catalyst that converts methane to benzene.
Cisco Systems Inc, agreed to buy the Active Voice Corporation, a maker of call-processing systems, for about $296 million in stock, the companies said.
Active and yogawear is becoming more competitive.
NorCal brand Zobha is sold at more than 450 retailers, but it opened the first branded boutique for its stylish active and yoga wear in Mill Valley, Calif on Oct 5.
Wnt/Frizzled Signaling Controls C. Elegans Gastrulation by Activating Actomyosin Contractility.
Last year I wrote a post about how we added in some critical thinking activities into our homeschool.
GARDENING is an indoor/outdoor activity: some newlyweds are fortunate to have outdoor space, others are yard-starved.
Approaches During the Active to Maintenance Transition.
This standard is being balloted for withdrawal with no replacement because it lacks a P&B statement D13.19 does not have the expertise in its active members to perform an ILS to create a P&B.
Dan Marino's Favorite Florida Golf Courses: Adios Golf Club, Ft. Facebook just added to your Activity: This Article.
Before Congress adjourned last week, there was some activity.
A biodegradable activator surfactant and ammonium sulfate premix formulated to enhance the performance of generic glyphosate and certain postemergence herbicides.

In science:

MR1: The IT-enabled KWSSes should support access of information at the level of granularity matching the activity-level information needs of knowledge workers. The information need as perceived by a worker, is built upon his/her perceptions regarding the problem, the domain, current task and activity.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
However, easy availability of information regarding various aspects of tasks and activities in general as well as on prior task/activity instances of similar and related types can go a long way enabling the worker to easily build a perception of information need fairly close to the actual.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Similarly, as discussed earlier, at the activity level also we can think of categorization of the informational elements corresponding to generic types of tasks and activities.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
These are extremely important in helping the knowledge workers in their performance of tasks and activities as well as allowing them to learn about unfamiliar tasks and activities (Hartley 1998).
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
This facility can guide the worker in his/her progress through the task from activity to activity as per the definitions.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations