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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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The primary aim of this study is to determine muscle activation during normal level walking followed by sit-to-stand task, with and without hip implants.
"The Authority has been addressing, from time to time, consumer issues, which have come to its notice through consumer complaints, relating to activation of value added service through different modes, without the explicit consent of the consumer," it said in a release.
Additionally, gender differences were seen in the level of muscle activation during RVC and non-RVC conditions of isokinetic knee extension and flexion (3).
* From October 2011 to December 2011, ActiveSync smartphone activations decreased 10 percent per month, while tablet activations increased 25 percent per month.
Android's overall smartphone market share growth is booming, and we still expect Android smartphone activations by Good's customers to overtake iPhone activations over the course of 2011; however, it's clear that Verizon's launch of the iPhone 4 and AT&T's subsequent iPhone 3GS price reduction significantly boosted overall iPhone activations by Good's customers in Q1.
Because we found that some XEs induced rapid mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activation via the same membrane-initiated signaling pathway used by [E.sub.2] in pituitary tumor cells (Bulayeva and Watson 2004), we hypothesized that XEs could mimic [E.sub.2] in other rapid signal-generating mechanisms, including effects on intracellular [Ca.sup.2+] levels.
Nevertheless, Stun Tech advertises that every activation has been "100 percent successful."
Periodically test the staff response by performing monitoring system activation and missing resident drills.
Samsung rebounded in 2017 after an awful 2016 that included the disastrous Note 7 recall (twice!) but that wasn't enough to surpass Apple. Samsung's activation percentage increased 5 percent from 2016 to 2017. 
Commands can be sent to read or write specific data fields from the customer activation record stored in the Safe Activation server during the product activation process.
The brainchild of The Daily Show writing staff, the activation is the show's "unique editorial spin" on President Donald Trump's tweets, explains Silverman.

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