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activate

[′ak·tə‚vāt]
(electricity)
To make a cell or battery operative by addition of a liquid.
(electronics)
To treat the filament, cathode, or target of a vacuum tube to increase electron emission.
(engineering)
To set up conditions so that the object will function as designed or required.
(nucleonics)
To induce radioactivity through bombardment by neutrons or by other types of radiation.
(ordnance)
To bring into existence by official order a unit, post, camp, station, base, or shore activity which has previously been constituted and designated by name or number, or both, so that it can be organized to function in its assigned capacity.
To prepare for active service a naval ship or craft which has been in an inactive or reserve status.
(physics)
To start activity or motion in a device or material.

activate

(1) See trigger.

(2) To interact with an activation server at the time copy-protected software is installed. The install program generates a code that is sent to the activation server, which responds with an authorization code that allows the software to operate. Without the authorization code, the software generally times out.
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Activating sleep settings organization-wide saves $10-45 per monitor annually and typically requires only a few hours of IT staff time.
The data thus suggest that LG100754 represent a novel class of rexinoid with insulin-sensitizing ability with potential for an improved profile compared to first-generation rexinoids by selectively activating the desired target genes.
amp;uot;Paging is a simple and effective means for activating the functions of a GPS unit in a vehicle; plus, paging is ideal for transmitting information in short segments.
With our new capabilities of activating a SmarTalk prepaid phone card at the time of sale with our state-of-the-art system, retailers of all sizes will have greater flexibility with how they merchandise our prepaid phone cards within their retail environments.
Part of this effort involves the invention of a novel drug delivery and concentration system (heat-activated lipid-based encapsulates) to selectively deliver highly toxic drugs, genetic modifiers, and anti-angiogenesis compounds into tumor cells utilizing targeted heat technology as an activating mechanism.
Scientists regard dendritic cells, a rare immune system component, as the most efficient vehicle for activating the body's killer T cells to specifically attack cancer cells.

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