Meaning of ACTION in English

noun see: agent Date: 14th century the initiating of a proceeding in a court of justice by which one demands or enforces one's right, the bringing about of an alteration by force or through a natural agency, the manner or method of performing:, an actor's or speaker's deportment or expression by means of attitude, voice, and gesture, the style of movement of the feet and legs (as of a horse), a function of the body or one of its parts, an act of will, 5. a thing done ; deed , the accomplishment of a thing usually over a period of time, in stages, or with the possibility of repetition, behavior , conduct , initiative , enterprise , 6. a. an engagement between troops or ships, combat in war , b. an event or series of events forming a literary composition, the unfolding of the events of a drama or work of fiction ; plot , the movement of incidents in a plot, the combination of circumstances that constitute the subject matter of a painting or sculpture, 7. an operating mechanism, the manner in which a mechanism or instrument operates, 8. the price movement and trading volume of a commodity, security, or market, the process of betting including the offering and acceptance of a bet and determination of a winner, financial gain or an opportunity for financial gain , sexual activity, the most vigorous, productive, or exciting activity in a particular field, area, or group

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