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  • 41 action */*/*/ — UK [ˈækʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms action : singular action plural actions 1) [uncountable] the process of doing something, especially in order to stop a bad situation from developing or continuing Officials are not planning any drastic action.… …

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  • 42 action — [[t]æ̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦ actions 1) N UNCOUNT: usu with supp Action is doing something for a particular purpose. The government is taking emergency action to deal with a housing crisis... What was needed, he said, was decisive action to halt what he… …

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  • 43 action — n. & v. n. 1 the fact or process of doing or acting (demanded action; put ideas into action). 2 forcefulness or energy as a characteristic (a woman of action). 3 the exertion of energy or influence (the action of acid on metal). 4 something done; …

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  • 44 ACTION — /ak sheuhn/, n. U.S. Govt. an independent agency created in 1971 to administer domestic volunteer programs. [named by analogy with the acronymic names of other agencies, but itself not an acronym] * * * (as used in expressions) Action Française… …

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  • 45 action — /ˈækʃən / (say akshuhn) noun 1. the process or state of acting or of being active: *He never tired of watching these, whether they were in action or at rest. –xavier herbert, 1938. 2. something done; an act; deed: *Her eyes held his, as though… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 46 Action N — The Action N ( pl. Akcja N , where N derived from Polish word Niemcy = Germans or Germany ) was a sequence of sabotage, subversion and black propaganda activities carried on by Polish resistance against occupation forces of Nazi Germany during… …

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  • 47 action — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Performance Nouns 1. (act of doing) action, performance, operation, execution, enactment, production; process, procedure, proceeding, transaction; behavior, conduct; work, exertion. See activity. 2.… …

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  • 48 Action T4 — This poster (from around 1938) reads: 60,000 Reichsmarks is what this person suffering from a hereditary defect costs the People s community during his lifetime. Fellow citizen, that is your money too. Read [A] New People , the monthly magazine… …

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  • 49 Action — Das Wort Action (vom Englischen action für „das Handeln“ und (to) act für „handeln“) steht für: Action (Film), Situation oder Handlung mit viel Spannung Action (Heftroman), eine Romanserie aus dem Martin Kelter Verlag 1980/81 Action… …

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  • 50 Action — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Action >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 action action performance Sgm: N 1 doing doing &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 perpetration perpetration Sgm: N 1 exercise exercise excitation Sgm: N 1 movement …

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  • 51 action — act, action 1. The distinction between the two words in their general meanings is not always clear: we are judged by our acts or by our actions. In general, however, action has more of the notion of performance, and extends to inanimate things… …

    Modern English usage

  • 52 Action — Один из первых игровых автоматов Space Invaders в 1978. Action (транслит.  « …

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  • 53 action*/*/*/ — [ˈækʃ(ə)n] noun 1) [U] the process of doing something Police say they will take tough action against drug dealers.[/ex] If a student complains of harassment, what is the most appropriate course of action (= way of dealing with the problem)?[/ex]… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 54 action — A judicial proceeding, either in law or in equity, to obtain relief at the hands of a court. A judicial remedy for the enforcement or protection of a right, or a legal proceeding in which a plaintiff claims against a defendant or fund the… …

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  • 55 action — 1. n. excitement; activity in general; whatever is happening. □ This place is dull. I want some action. □ How do I find out where the action is in this town? 2. n. winnings or the booty. (See also piece (of the action).) □ I did my share of the… …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 56 Action 21 — Agenda 21 L Agenda 21 (ou Action 21) est un plan d action pour le XXIe siècle adopté par 173 chefs d État lors du sommet de la Terre, à Rio, en 1992. Avec ses 40 chapitres, ce plan d action décrit les secteurs où le développement durable… …

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  • 57 action — ac•tion [[t]ˈæk ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the process or state of acting or functioning; the state of being active: We saw the team in action[/ex] 2) something done or performed; act; deed 3) a consciously willed act or activity 4) practical, often… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 58 action — / ækʃən/ noun 1. a thing which has been done ♦ to take action to do something ● You must take action if you want to stop people cheating you. 2. ♦ to take industrial action to do something (usually to go on strike) to show that you are not happy… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 59 action — noun 1) there can be no excuse for their actions Syn: deed, act, move, undertaking, exploit, maneuver, endeavor, effort, exertion; behavior, conduct, activity 2) the need for local community action Syn …

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  • 60 ACTION — Australian Capital Territory Internal Omnibus Network Basisinformationen Webpräsenz Website von ACTION Bezugsjahr 2005 Beschäftigte 700 Anzahl Fahrzeuge …

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