from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Power or state of action.
  • noun In metaphysics, a state of activity which is complete in itself, without leading to any result that must be regarded as its completion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Abundant activity.

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  • noun obsolete Abundant activity.


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  • If God is immanent in the world, and hence also in man; if, as in the Christian world-theory, the finite stands over against the absolute Agent as a distinctly different object, then is this finite (the world) only in a condition of absolute passivity; but in Pantheism the absolute actuosity lies in the collectivity of finite agencies, as their own activity.

    Christian Ethics. Volume I.���History of Ethics.


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