human activity

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Noun1.human activity - something that people do or cause to happenhuman activity - something that people do or cause to happen
event - something that happens at a given place and time
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
acquiring, getting - the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"
causation, causing - the act of causing something to happen
obstetrical delivery, delivery - the act of delivering a child
departure, going, going away, leaving - the act of departing
discovery, find, uncovering - the act of discovering something
disposition, disposal - the act or means of getting rid of something
effectuation, implementation - the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
egression, egress, emergence - the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent
equalisation, equalization, leveling - the act of making equal or uniform
digging up, disinterment, exhumation - the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried
mitsvah, mitzvah - (Judaism) a good deed performed out of religious duty
actuation, propulsion - the act of propelling
recovery, retrieval - the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
running away - the act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
nonaccomplishment, nonachievement - an act that does not achieve its intended goal
leaning - the act of deviating from a vertical position
motivating, motivation - the act of motivating; providing incentive
assumption - the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
rejection - the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"
sacrifice, forfeit, forfeiture - the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
derivation - the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
hire - the act of hiring something or someone; "he signed up for a week's car hire"
wearing, wear - the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment; "she bought it for everyday wear"
judgment, assessment, judgement - the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event; "they criticized my judgment of the contestants"
production - the act or process of producing something; "Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous"; "the production of white blood cells"
stay - continuing or remaining in a place or state; "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"
residency, abidance, residence - the act of dwelling in a place
inactivity - being inactive; being less active
interference, hinderance, hindrance - the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
stop, stoppage - the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
group action - action taken by a group of people
distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
legitimation - the act of rendering a person legitimate; "he has filial rights because he obtained letters of legitimation from the king"; "his parents' subsequent marriage resulted in his legitimation"
permissive waste, waste - (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
proclamation, promulgation - the formal act of proclaiming; giving public notice; "his promulgation of the policy proved to be premature"
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
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How often and how fully does he describe scenes of human activity
I don't understand such expressions to describe human activity. 'More honourable,' 'nobler'-- all those are old-fashioned prejudices which I reject.
One study site was a premier tourist destination with a high volume of human activity in the form of tourist traffic and lodges, alongside a high density of lions that preferentially prey on giraffe calves.
JUST 5% of the world's land is untouched by human activity, highlighting the importance of conserving areas other than pristine wilderness, a study suggests.
The Forestry Bureau said that the area between plains and mountains are the most frequent area of human activity, and the animals found in these areas have greatly enriched the lives of children.
The report was released here at Pakistan Academy of Sciences in the presence of environmental journalists and researchers, presents a sobering picture of the impact of human activity on the world's wildlife, forests, oceans, rivers and climate, underlining the rapidly closing window for action and the urgent need for the global community to collectively rethink and redefine how we value, protect and restore nature.
Summary: We have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, in which human activity - in particular, economic activity - has been the dominant...
Scientists claim that human activity produces 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide in a year.
And while we keep discovering carcinogenic potential of everything from sunlight to invisible nuclear radiation and viruses to tangible things like asbestos and tobacco, a new paper called for research to be undertaken to see if there is a link between human activity and the incidence of cancer among wild animals.
According to Baringo County Kenya Wildlife Service Warden Dickson Too, human activity is to blame for the drying up of the lake."The lake is drying up due to drought occasioned by destruction of the environment.
The White House has tried to play down a report by 13 US federal agencies saying human activity is to blame for climate change.