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

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Usage examples (45)
  • He saw action in Korea
  • His novels always have a lot of action
  • Recent federal action undermined the segregationist position
  • A man of action
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  • 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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