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From Middle English accion, from Old French action, from Latin āctiō (act of doing or making), from āctus, perfect passive participle of agō (do, act), + action suffix -iō; see act.

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• IPA: /ˈæk.ʃən/, SAMPA: /"{kS@n/
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Rhymes: -æk.ʃən

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 Singular Action PluralActions
Action (plural Actions)
1. Something done so as to accomplish a purpose.
2. A way of motion or functioning.
3. A fast-paced activity.
an action movie
4. A mechanism; a moving part or assembly.
a rifle action
5. (music): The set of moving mechanical parts in a keyboard instrument which transfer the motion of the key to the sound-making device.
6. (slang) sexual intercourse.
She gave him some action.
7. The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on the guitar.
8. Patrono:Military Combat.
He saw some action in the Korean War.
9. (law) A charge or other process in a law court (also called lawsuit and actio).
10. (mathematics) A homomorphism from a group to a group of automorphisms.
One of the earliest uses of groups, according to lore, was the study of the action of $S_3$ on the equilateral triangle.

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Action

1. Demanding or signifying the start of something, usually an act or scene of a theatric performance.
The director yelled ‘Action!’ before the camera started rolling.

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 Infinitive to Action Third person singular Actions Simple past Actioned Past participle Actioned Present participle Actioning
to Action (third-person singular simple present Actions, present participle Actioning, simple past and past participle )
1. (transitive, management) To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect.

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• The verb sense to action is rejected by some usage authorities.[1]

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• OED 2nd edition 1989
1. Patrono:R:She Literally Exploded, page 3

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