Definition of Reactivity

1. Noun. Responsive to stimulation.

Exact synonyms: Responsiveness
Generic synonyms: Sensibility, Sensitiveness, Sensitivity
Specialized synonyms: Excitability, Irritability
Derivative terms: Reactive

2. Noun. Ready susceptibility to chemical change.
Generic synonyms: Susceptibility, Susceptibleness
Derivative terms: Reactive

Definition of Reactivity

1. Noun. responsiveness to stimulation ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) relative susceptibility to chemical reaction ¹

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Definition of Reactivity

1. activity [n -TIES] - See also: activity

Medical Definition of Reactivity

1. The process or property of reacting. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reactivity

reactive cell
reactive depression
reactive hyperaemia
reactive inhibition
reactive intermediate
reactive mind
reactive oxygen species
reactive perforating collagenosis
reactive power
reactive powers
reactive schizophrenia
reactivity (current term)
reactor scram
reactor scrams
read-eval-print loop
read-eval-print loops
read-only access
read-only file
read-only memory
read-only memory chip
read-only storage

Literary usage of Reactivity

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1. Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators: Workshop by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (2005)
"Some of these sources of anti-reactivity are the result of operation and/or the ... At beginning of life (BOL), a large amount of positive reactivity is ..."

2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"In contrast to the low sensitivity produced by corpus luteum extracts and progesterone, it was shown that treatment with oestrogens augments reactivity to ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"However, we are concerned with those factors which affect nucleophilic reactivity but are not directly reflected in the basicity of X~. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"purine generally demonstrated little or no tuberculin skin reactivity on day ... In some of the treated animals skin test reactivity did not develop for as ..."

5. Physics of Plutonium Recycling: Benchmark Results Analysis : a Report by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (1995)
"This is small compared with the reduction in reactivity ... reactivity balance under irradiation The value of the reactivity balance, being the change in ..."

6. Meeting the Energy Challenges of the 1990's: Experts Define the Key Policy (1993)
"You can see on this list that methanol has a relatively low reactivity. Methane, which is the primary ingredient of natural gas, ..."

7. Workshop on Advanced Nuclear Reactor Safety Issues and Research Needs: Paris by International Atomic Energy Agency, Commission of the European Communities, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2002)
"Maximum value of operation reactivity margin Ap(At) during a ... To limit the operation reactivity margin, there are two groups of compensating rods: ..."

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