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Meaning of "vacuum activity" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF VACUUM ACTIVITY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VACUUM ACTIVITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vacuum activity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES VACUUM ACTIVITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

vacuum activity

Vacuum activity

Vacuum activities are innate, fixed action patterns of animal behaviour that are performed in the absence of the external stimuli that normally elicit them. This type of abnormal behaviour shows that a key stimulus is not always needed to produce an activity. Vacuum activities can be difficult to identify because it is necessary to determine whether any stimulus triggered the behaviour.

Definition of vacuum activity in the English dictionary

The definition of vacuum activity in the dictionary is instinctive behaviour occurring in the absence of the appropriate stimulus.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VACUUM ACTIVITY

vacuous
vacuously
vacuousness
vacuum
vacuum aspiration
vacuum bottle
vacuum brake
vacuum cleaner
vacuum cleaning
vacuum distillation
vacuum extraction
vacuum flask
vacuum forming
vacuum frame
vacuum gauge
vacuum pump
vacuum servo
vacuum tube
vacuum valve
vacuum-packed

WORDS THAT END LIKE VACUUM ACTIVITY

activity
captivity
conductivity
connectivity
creativity
exclusivity
gravity
hyperactivity
inactivity
interactivity
nativity
negativity
objectivity
physical activity
positivity
productivity
reactivity
relativity
selectivity
sensitivity
special theory of relativity

Synonyms and antonyms of vacuum activity in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «vacuum activity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VACUUM ACTIVITY

Find out the translation of vacuum activity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of vacuum activity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «vacuum activity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

真空活动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

actividad de vacío
570 millions of speakers

English

vacuum activity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वैक्यूम गतिविधि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النشاط فراغ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вакуум деятельность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

atividade de limpeza
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভ্যাকুয়াম কার্যকলাপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

activité à vide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Aktiviti vakum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vakuum- Aktivität
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

真空アクティビティ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

진공 활동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kegiatan vakum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoạt động chân không
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெற்றிட நடவடிக்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्हॅक्यूम क्रियाकलाप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Vakum etkinliği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

attività di vuoto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Aktywność w próżni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вакуум діяльність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

activitatea de vacuum
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δραστηριότητα κενού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vakuum aktiwiteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vakuum aktivitet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vakuum aktivitet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vacuum activity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VACUUM ACTIVITY»

The term «vacuum activity» is barely ever used and occupies the 204.449 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VACUUM ACTIVITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vacuum activity

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VACUUM ACTIVITY»

Discover the use of vacuum activity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vacuum activity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Foundations of Ethology
So our definition of what we call a "vacuum activity" remains, necessarily, inexact. Vacuum activities are most striking when they involve motor patterns which, under normal circumstances, are directed at an object. I shall never forget the ...
‎1981
2
Foundations of Animal Behavior: Classic Papers with Commentaries
Lees (1949) has cited the example of the cyclical colony activities of the ant Eciton hamaium (Schneirla, 1938) as an example of "something akin to 'vacuum activity.' " Colonies of this army ant pass regularly through statary and nomadic ...
Lynne D. Houck, Lee C. Drickamer, Animal Behavior Society, 1996
3
Animal Behavior Desk Reference: A Dictionary of Animal ...
Notes: Lorenz (1981, 127) indicates that “vacuum activity” cannot be exactly defined. Morris and Moynihan (1953 in Heymer 1977) suggest that “vacuum activity” be replaced with “overflow activity” because one cannot be certain that no ...
Edward M. Barrows, 2011
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New Scientist
One strategy is to attempt to disrupt the vacuum's activity somehow, and to look for an accompanying change in energy. The simplest such experiment was suggested in 1948 by the Dutch physicist, Hendrik Casimir. Suppose two flat metal ...
5
Notes on the Elements of Behavioral Science
VACUUM ACTIVITY Vacuum activity is a behavior that occurs spontaneously in the absence of an eliciting stimulus. Lorenz coined the term when he saw his tame starling, which always lived in a large room in his home and was fed all its life ...
Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael, 2001
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The Natural Science of the Human Species: An Introduction to ...
This is true both with respect to drives and appetite on the subjective psychological side and with respect to threshold lowering and the eventual eruption of the motor pattern as a vacuum activity on the objective physiological side. In this case ...
Konrad Lorenz, Agnes von Cranach, 1997
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Cycles of Contingency: Developmental Systems and Evolution
Lees (1949) has cited the example of the cyclical colony activities of the ant Eciton hamatum (Schneirla 1938) as an example of "something akin to 'vacuum activity.'" Colonies of this army ant pass regularly through statary and nomadic phases ...
Susan Oyama, Paul E. Griffiths, Russell D. Gray, 2003
8
Aggression in Dogs
Before you get into the descriptions of the individual classifications, let's discuss a couple of subjects that will affect the classification. YACUUM ACTIVITY Vacuum Activity is a response in the absence of the stimulus that usually produces it.
Brenda Aloff
9
Scientific Irrationalism: Origins of a Postmodern Cult
of carelessness, of attributing to a pair of propositions a deductive-logical relation which they simply do not possess, is therefore a case of vacuum-activity in Lorenz's sense.14 The commonest case of vacuum-activity is that in which a dog,  ...
David C. Stove, 2006
10
Motivation: Theory, Research, and Application
Classical ethologists have argued that both displacement and vacuum activity indicate the presence of an energy buildup within the organism. Antagonists of the energy concept argue that displacement and vacuum activity can be explained ...
Herbert Petri, John Govern, 2012

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