• WordNet 3.6
    • n reactivity responsive to stimulation
    • n reactivity ready susceptibility to chemical change
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reactivity The state of being reactive: the process or course of reaction, as from a diseased condition.
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In literature:

Their influence is active, as well as reactive.
"Character" by Samuel Smiles
That, however, came at last, and was the more violent from the long accumulation of reactive forces.
"Married Life; Its Shadows and Sunshine" by T. S. Arthur
We have now to see how man's reactive habits pass simultaneously into art in a wholly different region.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
The pleasure was curiously reactive.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
In the first place the reform was too completely reactive.
"The Future of Islam" by Wilfred Scawen Blunt
The 93d Infantry Division was reactivated in the spring of 1942 and the 92d the following fall.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Conn reactivated it and put it up above the tops of the vehicles.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
But there are many possible tracer rays not reactive to a screen such as I was using.
"Skylark Three" by Edward Elmer Smith
Gradually Oswald's tense faculties relax, and an overwhelming reactive despondency takes possession of his being.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
The original product shows therefore a uniform distribution of the reactive CO- groups.
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross

In news:

The Vancouver police department is calling on the government to create legislation banning the reactivation of stolen cellphones.
Federal prosecutors say they expect Internet poker companies whose employees are being prosecuted to return money to players, and they're reactivating two domain name s to make it easier for that to happen.
Danica Russell says her husband suffered from "brief reactive psychosis," and it may take months before he returns to his work with advocacy group Invisible Children.
Alarms Lead To Reactive Operations.
Relief Design for Reactive Systems – Get the Facts.
Fired with reactive glazes, the ceramic­ blossoms are then fitted with a single keyhole for quick installation.
Dr DePinho and his colleagues wanted to see if by reactivating telomerase in mice they could halt—or possibly reverse —the shortening of telomeres, and thus turn back the clock on some aspects of aging.
Manufacturer's Intent: The Saber 's all new Attack core with the FX95 Reactive Cover is a winning combination.
Rub the shanks with cure, place in a non-reactive container and let sit for 12 hours overnight.
ADAM RAP (Reactive Audio Playback) programmable sound system .
Open sourcing of Reactive Extensions (Rx) to provide a common interface for cloud apps managing data from diverse sources .
Besides being the squadron 's first deployment since the unit was reactivated at Minot AFB in September 2009, this is the first time the 69th Bomb Squadron has been deployed to Guam since the Vietnam War.
The 111-year-old Stuyvesant Falls hydroelectric plant is on the verge of reactivation as an eight-year rehabilitation project draws to a close, sources report.
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In science:

Verifying temporal properties of reactive systems: A STeP tutorial.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
The Temporal Logic of Reactive and Concurrent Systems: Specification.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
Feamster, N., Andersen, D. G., Balakrishnan, H., and Kaashoek, M. F. 2003. Measuring the effects of internet path faults on reactive routing.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
Moreover, this reactive approach is passive; preventive approaches are desirable and essential for the stability of the Internet, in particular, as the Internet is increasingly complex and TCP is its core protocol at present and likely also in the future.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
However, some new forces can be able to reactivate it.
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective