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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The process of doing something. A voluntary act of will that manifests itself externally.

Usage examples (45)
  • A man of action
  • The action of natural forces
  • The piano had a very stiff action
  • He is out of action for more
Tutoring comment
  • Most art collectors take "action" (act) when attending an "auction" (sale at which people bid against one another for an item).
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