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a·vid·i·ty

 (ə-vĭd′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. a·vid·i·ties
1. Keen interest or enthusiasm: an avidity for sightseeing.
2. Strong desire or craving: an insatiable avidity for power.
3. See affinity.
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avidity

(əˈvɪdɪtɪ)
n
1. the quality or state of being avid
2.
a. eagerness
b. greed; avarice
3. (Chemistry) chem
a. the strength of an acid or base in proportion to its degree of dissociation
b. another term for affinity6b
4. (Biochemistry) immunol a measure of antigen-to-antibody binding, based on the rate of formation of the complex
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.avidity - a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with somethingavidity - a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
enthusiasm - a feeling of excitement
ardor, ardour, elan, zeal - a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"
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avidity

noun
1. The quality or condition of being voracious:
2. Excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves:
Informal: grabbiness.
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Translations
تَوق شَديد، شَره إلى
dychtivost
begærlighedivrighed
græîgi, ákafi

avidity

[əˈvɪdɪtɪ] Navidez f
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avidity

n no pl (liter)
(= desire, eagerness)Begierde f(for nach); (pej)Gier f(for nach); with aviditybegierig, gierig
(= keenness)Begeisterung f; (of supporter)Eifer m
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avidity

[əˈvɪdɪtɪ] navidità
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avid

(ˈӕvid) adjective
eager. avid for information; an avid reader.
ˈavidly adverb
aˈvidity noun
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References in periodicals archive ?
Viruses with HA T180 or V180 that showed greater receptor-binding avidities replicated to lower titers than did viruses with HA A180 for all cell types (Figure 6).
It will take advantage of every chance possible to reach its objectives and avidities. However, Lebanon will defend its right in its land, entity and resources by relying on the Lebanese Armed Forces that are in turn reinforced thanks to the support of the Lebanese people.
Avidities of IgG against PPD, ESAT-6, CFP10-ESAT-6, and Ag85b were analyzed as previously reported with modifications [17, 18].