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English - Etymology

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.

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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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈæk.ʃən/ * Rhymes: -ækʃən

  • IPA(key): /ˈæk.ʃən/
  • Rhymes: -ækʃən

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ACTION (_plural_ ACTIONS) * Something done so as to accomplish a purpose. * A way of motion or functioning. _Knead bread with a rocking ACTION._ * A fast-paced activity. _an ACTION movie_ * A mechanism; a moving part or assembly. _a rifle ACTION_ * (music): The mechanism, that is the set of moving mechanical parts, of a keyboard instrument, like a piano, which transfers the motion of the key to the sound-making device. * (slang) sexual intercourse. _She gave him some ACTION._ * The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on the guitar. * (military) Combat. _He saw some ACTION in the Korean War._ * (law) A charge or other process in a law court (also called lawsuit and _actio_). * (mathematics) A mapping from a pairing of mathematical objects to one of them, respecting their individual structures. The pairing is typically a Cartesian product or a tensor product. The object that is not part of the output is said to _act_ on the other object. In any given context, _action_ is used as an abbreviation for a more fully named notion, like group action or _left_ group action. * The event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary, forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition; the unfolding of the drama of events. * (art, painting and sculpture) The attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted. * (bowling) spin put on the bowling ball. * (business, obsolete, a Gallicism) A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds. * Burke The Euripus of funds and ACTIONS. DERIVED TERMS RELATED TERMS SEE ALSO * deed * Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take TRANSLATIONS

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 mechanism, that is the set of moving mechanical parts, of a keyboard instrument, like a piano, which transfers 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. (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 mapping from a pairing of mathematical objects to one of them, respecting their individual structures. The pairing is typically a Cartesian product or a tensor product. The object that is not part of the output is said to act on the other object. In any given context, action is used as an abbreviation for a more fully named notion, like group action or left group action.
  11. The event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary, forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition; the unfolding of the drama of events.
  12. (art, painting and sculpture) The attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted.
  13. (bowling) spin put on the bowling ball.
  14. (business, obsolete, a Gallicism) A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds.

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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - INTERJECTION
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English - Interjection

ACTION * 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._ TRANSLATIONS

action

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

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ACTION (_third-person singular simple present_ ACTIONS, _present participle_ ACTIONING, _simple past and past participle_ ACTIONED) * (transitive, management) To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect. * (transitive, chiefly archaic) To initiate a legal action against someone. USAGE NOTES * The verb sense _to action_ is rejected by some usage authorities. REFERENCES * OED 2nd edition 1989 * Notes: * ^ Marshall Cavendish Corporation _Growing Up with Science_ p.1079 * ^ “She Literally Exploded : The _Daily Telegraph_ Infuriating Phrasebook”, _Christopher Howse and Richard Preston_ (Constable‧London, 2007; ISBN 978‒1‒84529‒675‒9), page 3

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.
  2. (transitive, chiefly archaic) To initiate a legal action against someone.

Usage notes

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  1. ^ Marshall Cavendish Corporation Growing Up with Science p.1079
  2. ^ “She Literally Exploded : The Daily Telegraph Infuriating Phrasebook”, Christopher Howse and Richard Preston (Constable‧London, 2007; ISBN 978‒1‒84529‒675‒9), page 3

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English - External Links

* action in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * action in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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English - Anagrams

* atonic, cation

Dont le dans la catégorieFRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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French - Etymology

Old French _acciun_, _aucion_, etymologically reconstructed in Middle French to resemble the Latin _actiō_.

Old French acciun, aucion, etymologically reconstructed in Middle French to resemble the Latin actiō.

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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ak.sjɔ̃/

  • IPA(key): /ak.sjɔ̃/

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French - Noun

ACTION f (_plural_ ACTIONS) * action, act * campaign _une ACTION promotionnelle_ a promotional campaign * stock, share _une ACTION de capitalisation_ a capitalisation share * (Switzerland) a special offer

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
  4. (Switzerland) a special offer

Dont le dans la catégorieFRENCH - ANAGRAMS
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French - Anagrams

* cation, contai

Dont le dans la catégorieFRENCH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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French - External Links

* “action” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

Dont le dans la catégorieMIDDLE FRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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Middle French - Etymology

Old French _acciun_, _aucion_, etymologically reconstructed to resemble the Latin _actiō_.

Old French acciun, aucion, etymologically reconstructed to resemble the Latin actiō.

Dont le dans la catégorieMIDDLE FRENCH - NOUN
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Middle French - Noun

ACTION f (_plural_ ACTIONS) * action; act

action f (plural actions)

  1. action; act


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