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From Middle English accion, from Old French action, from Latin āctiō (act of doing or making), from āctus, perfect passive participle of agō (do, act), + action suffix -iō; see act.

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Action

Plural
Actions

Action (plural Actions)
  1. Something done so as to accomplish a purpose.
  2. A way of motion or functioning.
    Knead bread with a rocking action.
  3. A fast-paced activity.
    an action movie
  4. A mechanism; a moving part or assembly.
    a rifle action
  5. (music): The set of moving mechanical parts in a keyboard instrument which transfer the motion of the key to the sound-making device.
  6. (slang) sexual intercourse.
    She gave him some action.
  7. The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on the guitar.
  8. Patrono:Military Combat.
    He saw some action in the Korean War.
  9. (law) A charge or other process in a law court (also called lawsuit and actio).
  10. (mathematics) A homomorphism from a group to a group of automorphisms.
    One of the earliest uses of groups, according to lore, was the study of the action of S_3 on the equilateral triangle.

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Action

  1. Demanding or signifying the start of something, usually an act or scene of a theatric performance.
    The director yelled ‘Action!’ before the camera started rolling.

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Infinitive
to Action

Third person singular
Actions

Simple past
Actioned

Past participle
Actioned

Present participle
Actioning

to Action (third-person singular simple present Actions, present participle Actioning, simple past and past participle Actioned)
  1. (transitive, management) To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect.

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  • The verb sense to action is rejected by some usage authorities.[1]

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  • OED 2nd edition 1989
  1. Patrono:R:She Literally Exploded, page 3

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Action f. (plural Actions)

  1. Action, act.
  2. Campaign.
    une action promotionnelle
    a promotional campaign
  3. Stock, share.
    une action de capitalisation
    a capitalisation share

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