Essential Meaning of activity
1 : the state of being active The holidays always set off a lot of activity in our home. : behavior or actions of a particular kind the sexual activity of married couples The police are now monitoring criminal/gang/drug activity in the area. See More ExamplesThere has been an increase in the city's (level of) economic activity. She gets at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. The instruments are used to detect volcanic activity on the island.
2 : something that is done as work or for a particular purpose
3 : something that is done for pleasure and that usually involves a group of people We planned an activity for the children.
Full Definition of activity
3 : natural or normal function: such as
a : a process (such as digestion) that an organism carries on or participates in by virtue of being alive
b : a similar process actually or potentially involving mental function specifically : an educational procedure designed to stimulate learning by firsthand experience
4 : an active force
5a : a pursuit in which a person is active business activities social activities
b : a form of organized, supervised, often extracurricular recreation The camp offers hiking, swimming, and other activities.
6 : an organizational unit for performing a specific function also : its function or duties the restaurant inspection activity of the health department
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