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ACTIVATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does activation mean? 

ACTIVATION (noun)
  The noun ACTIVATION has 3 senses:

1. stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
2. the activity of causing to have energy and be active
3. making active and effective (as a bomb)

  Familiarity information: ACTIVATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACTIVATION (noun)


Sense 1activation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("activation" is a kind of...):

stimulation ((physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "activation"):

indweller (activation by an inner spirit or force or principle)

Antonym:

inactivation (the process of rendering inactive)


Sense 2activation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The activity of causing to have energy and be active

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

activating; energizing; activation

Hypernyms ("activation" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "activation"):

electrification (the activity of thrilling or markedly exciting some person or group)

animation; invigoration; vivification (the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something)


Sense 3activation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Making active and effective (as a bomb)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("activation" is a kind of...):

beginning; commencement; start (the act of starting something)

Antonym:

deactivation (the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb))


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