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Definition of Activation

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turning on, making active, setting in motion
Activation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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1. stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
2. the activity of causing to have energy and be active [syn: energizing, activating]

3. making active and effective (as a bomb) [ant: deactivation]

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WordNet 2.0

1. stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
(antonym) inactivation
(hypernym) stimulation
(hyponym) indweller
(derivation) activate
2. the activity of causing to have energy and be active
(synonym) energizing, activating
(hypernym) activity
(hyponym) electrification
3. making active and effective (as a bomb)
(antonym) deactivation, defusing
(hypernym) beginning, start, commencement
(derivation) activate
Activation Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Big Dog's Leadership Page - Glossary
The employment of a nonconstraint resource for the sake of keeping busy unrelated to whether it is useful in supporting system throughput.
Activation Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
Order to active duty (other than for training) in the federal service. See also active duty; federal service. (JP 4-05)
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Activation Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
NRC Nuclear Energy Glossary
The process of making a radioisotope by bombarding a stable element with neutrons or protons.
A service to the public by The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Activation Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
The process of transferring an enterprise bean from secondary storage to memory. (See passivation .)
Noman's Java(TM) Glossary
The process of transferring an enterprise bean from secondary storage to memory. See also passivation.
Microsoft Windows Task List Programs Glossary by SRP
Microsoft’s Activation module for their Windows XP and Microsoft Office XP/2002 products.
Recommendation :
Leave alone. We are not yet sure as to how exactly ACTIVATION.EXE works; however, given the problems one can run into with inactivated Windows XP / Office XP / Office 2002 products at the best of times, we do not recommend doing anything with this background task.
Activation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Activation in (bio-)chemical sciences generally refers to the process whereby something is prepared or excited for a subsequent reaction.

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Activation Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Muscle Pain
stimulation of a receptor or neuron so that it starts firing action potentials or increases its discharge frequency.