action

  1. something done (usually as opposed to something said)
  2. a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
  3. a military engagement
  4. a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
  5. the series of events that form a plot
  6. the operati......

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    (Learning Modules / Mathematics / Gravity) Force in operation.

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    ACTION is a bus service operator in Canberra, Australia. ==History== On 19 July 1926, the Federal Capital Commission commenced operating public bus services between Eastlake (now Kingston) in the south and Ainslie in the north. The service was first known as `Canberra City Omnibus Service`, but it has had a number of names over the years, includ.....
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    Civil legal proceedings.
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    The physical mechanism that manipulates cartridges and/or seals the breech. The term is also used to describe the method in which cartridges are loaded, locked, and extracted from the mechanism. Actions are generally categorized by the type of mechanism used. A firearm action is technically not present on muzzleloaders as all loading is done by ha...
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    (from the article `applied logic`) The propositional modalities relating to normative (or valuational) classifications of actions and states of affairs, such as the permitted, the ... A year later he pronounced another epoch-making theory: that knowledge and action are one. One knows filial piety, he argued, only when one acts upon ... ...
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    (from the article `keyboard instrument`) In the three surviving examples of Cristofori`s pianos, which date from the 1720s, the mechanism, or `action,` differs somewhat from that described ... The late 20th century has seen a decline in production of pipe organs, with several large manufacturers going out of business in the Un...
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    (from the article `small arm`) Practical shoulder-fired small arms started with the perfection of the flintlock ignition system in the mid-17th century (see military technology). ... ...cartridges. The weapons were first mounted on helicopters but afterward appeared on tripods and armoured vehicles. On these mounts, ... [2 related ar...
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    Action

    (in Scholasticism) Immanent: The terminus is received in the agent, as in a subject; as contemplation. Transient: The terminus is received in a subject distinct from the agent; as ball-throwing. -- H.G.
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    action

    [n] - the state of being active 2. [n] - the series of events that form a plot 3. [n] - the trait of being active and energetic and forceful 4. [n] - the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism 5. [n] - an act by a government body or supranational organization 6. [n] - the most important or interesting work or ...
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    • (n.) A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest; the doing of something; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; the effect of power exerted on one body by another; agency; activity; operation; as, the action of heat; a man of action. • (n.) An act; a thing done; a deed; an enterprise. (pl.): Ha...
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    noun the series of events that form a plot; `his novels always have a lot of action`
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    (law) In law, one of the proceedings whereby a person or agency seeks to enforce rights or redress a wrong in a civil court
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    [fiction] Action is one of the fiction-writing modes authors use to present fiction. Action includes movement, not meaning like standing up, but big movements. The term is also used to describe an exciting event or circumstance. ==Action as a fiction-writing mode== `Action is the mode fiction writers use to show what is happening at any giv...
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    [gun] = November 21 = == Help about a Simple Kitchen Procedure for Testing Yeast Viability before Using == I have used in the past a simple test for determining if the yeast that I have on hand, is still viable....I spread a layer of dry yeast on top of warm (not hot) water in a small glass dish & wait some time (15 minutes or less) to see ...
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    Action

    [literature] In literature, action is the principle subject or story. This is as distinguished from an incidental episode. In other words, action is what a character does in a play, short story, or a fiction prose. Actions are different from acts, which are any of the main sections of a play or other dramatic performance. Dictionary.com ......
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    [music] The term action, used in connection with stringed instruments, has two meanings, depending on whether the instrument is played with a keyboard or plucked by hand. ==In keyboard instruments== In keyboard instruments, the action is the mechanism that translates the motion of the keys into the creation of sound (by plucking or striking...
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    [philosophy] In philosophy, action has developed into a sub-field called philosophy of action. Action is what an agent can do. For example, throwing a ball is an instance of action; it involves an intention, a goal, and a bodily movement guided by the agent. On the other hand, catching a cold is not considered an action because it is someth...
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    [piano] The piano action mechanism, or the key action mechanism, or simply the action of a piano or other musical keyboards, is the mechanical assembly which translates the depression of the keys into rapid motion of a hammer, which creates sound by striking the strings. Action can refer to that of a piano or other musical keyboards, includ...
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    [play] Action is a play by Sam Shepard. ==Production history== Action was first performed at the American Place Theatre, New York, in 1974. The original cast was as follows: ==Plot summary== ==Character summaries== ...
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    Action

    [store] Action is a Dutch discount store-chain. It sells mostly small, low budget, non-food products. Action operates over 400 stores with 8000 employees in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France. In 2013 Action had a revenue of just over a billion euro, which was a 14% rise compared to 2012 when they had a revenue of 873 million euro...
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    Action

    [supermarkets] Action (formerly Action Food Barns and Action Supermarkets) was an Australian supermarket chain. Based in Perth, Western Australia, Action had 80 supermarkets across Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales, and was one of the largest supermarket chains in Australia. Action Supermarkets Head Office was located at 218...
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    [theatre] Action as a term in Western theatre practice refers to a principle from actor training first developed by Russian actor and theatre director Konstantin Stanislavski in the first half of the 20th century at the Moscow Art Theatre. It forms part of his overall structure of systematized acting training, most frequently called the Sys...
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    ACTION

    [U.S. government agency] ACTION was a United States government agency described as, `the Federal Domestic Volunteer Agency`. It was formed in 1970 from VISTA; the Peace Corps; and the Foster Grandparents, Retired and Senior Volunteer, and Senior Companion Programs (later merged into the Senior Corps). In 1993 the Corporation for National an...
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    [UML] In the Unified Modeling Language, an action is a named element that is the fundamental unit of executable functionality. The execution of an action represents some transformation or processing in the modeled system. An action execution represents the run-time behavior of executing an action within a specific behavior execution. All ac...
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