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Action: A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest The doing of something exertion of power or force, as when one bodyacts on another the effect of p Do you have knowledge, Definitions or data to publish about Action? Dictionary UK is open for edits.

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Meaning of Action:

1. A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest

2. The doing of something

3. exertion of power or force, as when one bodyacts on another

4. the effect of power exerted on one body by another

5. Agency

6. activity

7. operation

8. as, the action of heat

9. a man of action.One wise in council, one in action brave. Pope.

10. An act

11. a thing done

12. a deed

13. an enterprise. (pl.): Habitualdeeds

14. hence, conduct

15. behavior

16. demeanor.The Lord is a Good of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. 1

17. Sam. ii. The event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary,forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition

18. theunfolding of the drama of events.

19. Movement

20. as, the horse has a spirited action.

21. 5. (Mech.) Effective motion

22. also, mechanism

23. as, the breech action of agun.

24. (Physiol.) Any one of the active processes going on in an organism

25. theperformance of a function

26. as, the action of the heart, the muscles,or the gastric juice.

27. (Orat.) Gesticulation

28. the external deportment of the speaker, or thesuiting of his attitude, voice, gestures, and countenance, to thesubject, or to the feelings.

29. (Paint. & Sculp.) The attitude or position of the several parts of the body asexpressive of the sentiment or passion depicted.

30. (Law)(a) A suit or process, by which a demand is made of a right in acourt of justice

31. in a broad sense, a judicial proceeding for theenforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of awrong, or the punishment of a public offense.(b) A right of action

32. as, the law gives an action for every claim.

33. (Com.) A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or inthe public funds

34. hence, in the plural, equivalent to stocks. [AGallicism] [Obs.]The Euripus of funds and actions. Burke.

35. 1 An engagement between troops in war, whether on land or water

36. abattle

37. a fight

38. as, a general action, a partial action.

39. 1 (Music) The mechanical contrivance by means of which the impulse of theplayers finger is transmitted to the strings of a pianoforte or tothe valve of an organ pipe. Grove. Chose in action. (Law) See Chose. Quantity of action (Physics), the product of the mass of a bodyby the space it runs through, and its velocity.Syn. Action, Act. In many cases action and act are synonymous

40. butsome distinction is observable. Action involves the mode or processof acting, and is usually viewed as occupying some time in doing. Acthas more reference to the effect, or the operation as complete.To poke the fire is an act, to reconcile friends who have quarreledis a praiseworthy action. C. J. Smith.

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