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Definitions of action:
  • noun:   something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    Example: "There were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
  • noun:   the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field
    Example: "The action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds"
  • noun:   an act by a government body or supranational organization
    Example: "Recent federal action undermined the segregationist position"
  • noun:   the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
    Example: "The piano had a very stiff action"
  • noun:   the trait of being active and energetic and forceful
    Example: "A man of action"
  • noun:   the series of events that form a plot
    Example: "His novels always have a lot of action"
  • noun:   the state of being active
    Example: "He is out of action"
  • noun:   a military engagement
    Example: "He saw action in Korea"
  • noun:   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
  • noun:   a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
    Example: "The action of natural forces"
  • verb:   institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
    Example: "She actioned the company for discrimination"
  • verb:   put in effect
    Example: "He actioned the operation"

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