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hyperactivity

[ hahy-per-ak-tiv-i-tee ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər ækˈtɪv ɪ ti /
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noun

the condition of being hyperactive.

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Origin of hyperactivity

First recorded in 1885–90; hyperactive + -ity
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Medical definitions for hyperactivity

hyperactivity
[ hī′pər-ăk-tĭvĭ-tē ]

n.

A general restlessness or excess of movement, as that in children with minimal brain dysfunction or hyperkinesis.
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Scientific definitions for hyperactivity

hyperactivity
[ hī′pər-ăk-tĭvĭ-tē ]

An abnormally high level of activity or excitement shown by a person, especially a child, that interferes with the ability to concentrate or interact with others.
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