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hyperactivity

[hahy-per-ak-tiv-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the condition of being hyperactive.
  2. hyperkinesia.
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Origin of hyperactivity

First recorded in 1885–90; hyperactive + -ity
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n.

1852, from hyper- + activity.

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hyperactivity in Medicine

hyperactivity

(hī′pər-ăk-tĭvĭ-tē)
n.
  1. A general restlessness or excess of movement, as that in children with minimal brain dysfunction or hyperkinesis.
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hyperactivity in Science

hyperactivity

[hī′pər-ăk-tĭvĭ-tē]
  1. 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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