Complete Definition of "action"

English

Etymology
From L. noun of action term|actio doing or making, from perfect passive participle term|actus||deed|langla, from verb term|agere||do|langla, + action suffix term|-io|lang=la.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËækÊÉn/, SAMPA|/"{[email protected]/
audio|en-us-action.ogg|Audio (US)
:rhymes|ækÊÉn

Noun
en-noun

  1. Something done so as to accomplish a purpose.
  2. A way of motion or functioning.

#: Knead bread with a rocking action.

  1. A fast-paced activity.

#: an action movie

  1. A mechanism; a moving part or assembly.

#: a rifle action

  1. music: The set of moving mechanical parts in a keyboard instrument which transfer the motion of the key to the sound-making device.
  2. slang sexual|Sexual activity; intercourse.

#: She gave him some action.

  1. The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on the guitar.
  2. military combat|Combat.

#: He saw some action in the Korean War.

  1. law A charge or other process in a law court.

Translations
trans-top|something done so as to accomplish a purpose
Bulgarian: t+|bg|дейÑÑвие|n|trdejstvie|scCyrl
Dutch: t-|nl|handeling|f, t|nl|actie|f
Finnish: t+|fi|teko, t-|fi|toimenpide, t+|fi|toiminta
French: t+|fr|action|f
German: t+|de|Handlung|f, t+|de|Aktion|f
Hebrew: פע××× (peâula) f, ××¢×©× (ma'asse) m
Italian: t+|it|azione|f
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Interlingua: #Interlingua|action
Japanese: JAchar|è¡å (JAchar|ããã©ã, kÅdÅ)
Malayalam: à´à´°àµâà´®àµà´®à´ (karmmam), à´ªàµà´°à´µàµà´¤àµà´¤à´¿ (pravruthi)
Polish: t+|pl|czynnoÅÄ|f
Portuguese: i|Brazil ação f, i|Portugal acção f
Russian: t+|ru|дейÑÑвие|n|trdjéjstvije|scCyrl, t+|ru|поÑÑÑпок|m|trpostúpok|scCyrl
Swedish: t+|sv|handling
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trans-top|a way of motion or functioning
Bulgarian: t+|bg|движение|n|trdviženie|scCyrl
Dutch: t+|nl|beweging|f
French: t+|fr|action|f
German: t+|de|Bewegung|f, t+|de|Funktion|f
Hebrew: t-|he|×××¤× ×¤×¢×××|m|sc=Hebr
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Interlingua: #Interlingua|action
Italian: t+|it|azione|f
Japanese: JAchar|åä½ (JAchar|ã©ãã, dÅsa)
Portuguese: i|Brazil ação f, i|Portugal acção f
Russian: t+|ru|дейÑÑвие|n|trdjéjstvije|scCyrl, t+|ru|воздейÑÑвие|n|trvozdjéjstvije|scCyrl
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trans-top|a fast-paced activity
Bulgarian: екÑÑн (ekÅ¡Çn) m
Dutch: t|nl|actie|f
French: t+|fr|action|f
German: t+|de|action|f|alt=Action
Hebrew: ××§×©× (ekshen)
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Interlingua: #Interlingua|action
Italian: t+|it|azione|f
Polish: t+|pl|akcja|f
Portuguese: i|Brazil ação f, i|Portugal acção f
Swedish: t+|sv|action
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trans-top|a mechanism
Bulgarian: t+|bg|меÑанизÑм|m|trmekhanizÇm|scCyrl
Dutch: t|nl|mechanisme|n
German: t-|de|Mechanismus|m
Hebrew: t-|he|×× ×× ××|m|sc=Hebr
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Interlingua: mechanismo
Italian: t+|it|meccanismo|m
Portuguese: t+|pt|mecanismo|m
Russian: t+|ru|дейÑÑвие|n|altдейÑвие|trdjéjstvije|scCyrl, t+|ru|меÑанизм|m|trm'eÏanízm|scCyrl, t+|ru|ÑабоÑа|f|trrabóta|sc=Cyrl
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trans-top|slang: Intercourse
Dutch: t|nl|actie|f
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Italian: t-|it|atto sessuale|m
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trans-top|military: combat
Dutch: t|nl|actie|f
German: t+|de|Kampf|m
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Italian: t-|it|azione di guerra|f
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trans-top|law: A charge
German: t+|de|Klage|f
Hebrew: t-|he|ת×××¢× ×שפ××ת|f|sc=Hebr
trans-mid
Italian: t-|it|azione legale|f
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trans-top|Translations to be categorized
ttbc|Esperanto: ago#Esperanto|ago
ttbc|Estonian: tegevus, toiming
ttbc|Hungarian: akció
ttbc|Ido: -ag- (sufixi)
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ttbc|Indonesian: tindakan, aksi
ttbc|Latin: actio, actionis
ttbc|Spanish: acción f
ttbc|Volapük: dun#Volapük|dun, dunot
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Interjection
en-intj

  1. Demanding or signifying the start of something, usually an act or scene of a theatric performance.

#: The director yelled âAction!â before the camera started rolling.

Translations
trans-top|signifying the start of something
Dutch: t+|nl|actie|f
Italian: t+|it|azione|f
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Polish: t+|pl|akcja
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect

References
OED 2nd edition 1989

Usage notes
The use of the word "action" as a verb may be regarded as a buzzword.

See also
action item
actionable i|nonstandard
actions speak louder than words
direct action
lights, camera, action!

Anagrams
atonic

Category:English buzzwords


French

Pronunciation
IPA|/ak.sjÉÌ/, SAMPA|/ak.sjO~/

Noun
fr-noun|f

  1. #English|Action, act.
  2. campaign|Campaign.

#: une action promotionnelle
#:: a promotional campaign

  1. stock|Stock, share.

#: une action de capitalisation
#:: a capitalisation share

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