- the performance of a part or role in a drama
- behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
- play a role or part
- discharge one's duties
- pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
- be suitable for theatrical performance
- have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
- behave unnaturally or affectedly
- perform on a st......
Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. Most early sources in the West that examine the art of acting (ὑπόκρισις, hypokrisis) discuss it as part of r...
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• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Act • (a.) Operating in any way. • (a.) Doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent.
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playing 2 playacting noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
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[law] In law, when someone is said to be acting in a position it can mean one of three things. The term `acting` is often used in one of these senses to refer to a temporary occupant of an office in government. An `acting` official holds office to ensure both the stability and continuity of his department will continue despite the absence o...
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[rank] An Acting rank is a military designation allowing a commissioned - or non-commissioned officer to assume a rank—usually higher and usually temporary—with the pay and allowances appropriate to that grade. As such, an officer may be ordered back to the previous grade. This situation may arise when a lower-ranking officer is called ...
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Act'ing adjective 1. Operating in any way. 2. Doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent.
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acting, the representation of a usually fictional character on stage or in films. At its highest levels of accomplishment acting involves the employment of technique and/or an imaginative identification with the character on the part of the actor. In this way the full emotional weight of situations ...
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The performance of a character in a dramatic production
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the performing art in which movement, gesture, and intonation are used to realize a fictional character for the stage, for motion pictures, or for ... [17 related articles]
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When a person pretends to be a character in a screenplay, theatrical production or film and interprets the role as they best see fit they are said to be acting. Within the process of film acting a person's inabilities may be masked by the editing process so that the effective communication to the audience is not direct as in stage or theatrical act...
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[n] - the performance of a part or role in a drama
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