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reactivity Syllabification: re·ac·tiv·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌrēˌakˈtivədē/

Definition of reactivity in English:


1The state or power of being reactive or the degree to which a thing is reactive.
Example sentences
  • Acid reflux has been associated with bronchospasm, heightened bronchial reactivity, and airway edema.
  • In another asthma model, airway reactivity and lung inflammation were enhanced in the lung.
  • Basically, it's a lot of airway reactivity and a lot of inflammation.
1.1The extent to which a nuclear reactor deviates from a steady state.
Example sentences
  • The spectrum of nuclear reactivity, including intensity and extent, was graded for all categories as shown in Tables 2 and 3.
  • The temperature changes in turn modify the reactivity through different nuclear physics processes, which has a well defined influence on the number of neutrons ready to induce fission.
  • Because of the instability, an RBMK reactor that loses its coolant can under certain circumstances increase in reactivity and run progressively faster and hotter rather than shut itself down.
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