action: significato e definizioni

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Cos'è action?

Cos'è action?

  • The state or process of acting or doing: The medical team went into action.
  • Something done or accomplished; a deed. See Usage Note at act.
  • Organized activity to accomplish an objective: a problem requiring drastic action.
  • The causation of change by the exertion of power or a natural process: the action of waves on a beach; the action of a drug on blood pressure.
  • A movement or a series of movements, as of an actor.
  • Manner of movement: a horse with fine action.
  • Habitual or vigorous activity; energy: a woman of action.
  • Behavior or conduct. Often used in the plural.
  • The operating parts of a mechanism.
  • The manner in which such parts operate.
  • The manner in which a musical instrument can be played; playability: a piano with quick action.
  • The series of events and episodes that form the plot of a story or play.
  • The appearance of animation of a figure in painting or sculpture.
  • Law A judicial proceeding whose purpose is to obtain relief at the hands of a court.
  • Armed encounter; combat: missing in action.
  • An engagement between troops or ships: fought a rear-guard action.
  • The most important or exciting work or activity in a specific field or area: always heads for where the action is.

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