from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Ardent desire or craving; eagerness.
- n. Keen interest or enthusiasm: followed the tournament with avidity.
- n. Chemistry The dissociation-dependent strength of an acid or base.
- n. Chemistry Degree of affinity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Greediness; strong appetite.
- n. Eagerness; intenseness of desire
- n. The measure of the synergism of the strength individual interactions between proteins.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Greediness; strong appetite; eagerness; intenseness of desire.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Greediness; strong appetite: applied to the senses.
- n. Eagerness; intenseness of desire: applied to the mind.
- n. Synonyms Earnestness, Zeal, etc. See eagerness.
- n. In physical chemistry, a constant by means of which can be expressed the distribution of a base between two acids each sufficient to neutralize the whole of the base, or conversely; that is, the relative energy with which the acids tend to seize their shares of base: a term employed to avoid the use of the word affinity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
From Old French avidite (French avidité), from Latin aviditās ("avidity, covetousness"). (Wiktionary)