Meaning of ACTING in English

/ak"ting/ , adj.

1. serving temporarily, esp. as a substitute during another's absence; not permanent; temporary: the acting mayor.

2. designed, adapted, or suitable for stage performance.

3. provided with detailed stage directions for the performer: an acting version of a play.


4. the art, profession, or activity of those who perform in stage plays, motion pictures, etc.

[ 1595-1605; ACT + -ING 2 , -ING 1 ]

Syn. 1. provisional, interim.

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