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1. An act that requires use of resources or time. In Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), an activity is represented by an arrow on a PERT chart.

2. In investing, the amount of a security's relative trading volume; that is, the amount of money flowing into and out of a security in trading. A high amount of activity means that many shares of the security are being bought and sold at a high rate, while a low level of activity indicates the opposite.
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The amount of relative trading volume in a security.
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The taxpayer's regular tax liability allocable to all passive activities for the tax year is the excess of the taxpayer's regular tax liability (9) for that tax year over the amount of the taxpayer's regular tax liability determined by reducing the taxpayer's taxable income for the year by the excess of the taxpayer's passive activity gross income over the taxpayer's passive activity deductions.
industrial activities 26.5%, services activities 21.3%, information and
This ensures that the terms were heard correctly, helps with spelling and adds additional "concrete" dimensions to activities. When new terms are part of lesson plans, they can be written in advance on cards or PowerPoint slides and displayed at the appropriate time.
To minimize this organizational bias, operational modeling should focus on the functions and activities to be performed, rather than on who or what unit performs them.
However, when the other variables were included, exposure to sexual media was no longer significant; in this model, the risk of intercourse declined with parental involvement in teenagers' daily activities (relative risk ratio, 0.9) and with parental disapproval of teenage sex (0.7), and increased with the perceived proportion of peers who were sexually active (1.5).
Many camps shared common activities: eating meals together, waterfront activities, campfires, and educational activities.
The Contract Activity Package (CAP) as designed by Rita Dunn (1992) served as the model for the creation of the lessons plans that would be used as independent study activities for the elementary students.
Brunet, "Discouragement of Crime Through Civil Remedies: An Application of a Reformulated Routine Activities Theory," Western Criminology Review 4 (2002): 71.
Despite the overwhelming evidence that large-muscle movement activities have a positive effect on rhythmic accuracy, piano instruction too frequently has included teaching rhythm without the use of body movement.
The domestic manufacturers' deduction permits a phased-in deduction of a specified percentage of a business's "qualified production activities income" or its taxable income, whichever is lower.
Nonbanking Activities. Certain new or revised sections of the Nonbanking Activities chapter provide supervisory and inspection guidance or they discuss the Board's authorizations or staff interpretations:
Career development activities that begin in the elementary school years promote career development, occupational readiness, and career resiliency among adolescents and adults who function within the moderate to severe range of mental retardation (Black & Langone, 1997; Moran, McDermott, & Butkus, 2001).

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