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action
A term that describes component functions of locomotion; such as, "action of the hocks"; a synonym for "gait" in some standards.
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action, actions at law
A court proceeding; either civil, to enforce a right, or criminal, to punish an offender.

Court litigation where opposing parties litigate an issue involving an alleged wrongdoing which may be for the protection of a right or for the prevention of a wrong.

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action anthropology
Any use of anthropological knowledge for planned change by the member of a local cultural group.
action potential
The change in the potential difference (voltage) across the membrane of a nerve cell when an impulse passes along it.

A change in potential (from about -60 to +45 millivolts) accompanies the passage of sodium and potassium ions across the membrane.

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action potentiality
1. An abrupt, brief reversal in the resting membrane potential of a neuron and other excitable cells.
2. The local voltage change across a cell wall as a nerve impulse is transmitted.
3. A momentary change in electrical potential on the surface of a nerve or muscle cell that takes place when it is stimulated; especially, by the transmission of a nerve impulse.
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English Words in Action, Groups A to Z

An alphabetized listing of links to groups of English words in action as seen in sentences with short definitions.

Words are being added daily to expand your potential vocabulary for this modern age.

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Word Entries at Word Info: “action
action (s) (noun), actions (pl)
1. A process or state of functioning: Jesse was told by the mechanic that his car is not in action, yet.

An action may apply to more than one procedure and therefore it often suggests continued or repeated efforts over a period of time.

2. A process that one consciously does and which may be characterized by physical or mental procedures: Ted was told that getting his work assignment done was a crisis that demanded action and not an argument.
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Quotes: Acts, Action
Action speaks louder: acts, action quotes.
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(Greek > Latin: a suffix; action, act, process, state, or condition; or result of doing something)
(Latin: a suffix that forms nouns; action, process, state, quality, or condition of)
(Latin: action, result of an action or condition; a suffix that forms nouns)
(Greek > Latin: to do, to exercise, doing; action, activity, practice; the opposite of theory; from the stem of prassein, "to do, to act")
(deeds not words; action speaks louder)
(Latin: suffix; forming nouns and verbs; an action done; the product of or a result of some kind of material or a process of doing something)
(Latin: suffix; quality of, act of, process, function, condition, or place; forms nouns that denote an action; a product of an action; a place, an abode)
(Latin: suffix; pertaining to, like, of the kind of, relating to, characterized by, belonging to; action of, process of)
(Latin: from, away from, off; down; wholly, entirely, utterly, complete; reverse the action of, undo; the negation or reversal of the notion expressed in the primary or root word)
(Latin: adjective suffix signifying action or being; performing a particular acion)
(Latin: process of action)
(Greek makhana, machana > Latin machina: machine, device, tool; an apparatus for applying mechanical power to do work; mekhanikos > machynen, decide a course of action, contrive, plot contrivance; a machine or the workings of machines)
(Latin: a suffix; result of, means of, act of; place of action)
(Greek > Latin > French: excitement or violent action in an organ or part)
(Latin: a suffix; a place or instrument for performing the action of the main element; a place used for something)
(Greek: rotten, putrid, putrefaction, decay; poisoning from bacterial action)
(Latin: a suffix forming nouns from verbs of condition and action; an act or process: resumption, absorption; state or condition, redemption, exhaustion; something resulting from or otherwise related to an act or process, assumption, friction)
(Latin: animating, enlivening; vigorous, vigor, active; to be alive, activity, to quicken; then a quickening action of growing; a specific sense of "plant cultivated for food, edible herb, or root" is first recorded in 1767; the differences between the meanings from its original links with "life, liveliness" was completed in the early twentieth century, when vegetable came to be used for an "inactive person".)
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affirmative action
Action favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination; especially, in relation to employment, politics, or education.
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electrocapillarity, electrocapillary action
The change in position of the interface between two liquids in a capillary tube (a tube with a very small internal diameter) when a voltage is applied across them.
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industrial action (s) (noun), industrial actions (pl)
Any action; such as, striking or boycotting, that is taken by workers to protest against working conditions, managerial policy, etc.
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kinetic action
In an article by Julian E. Barnes about the Somali pirates (LA Times, April 14, 2009; page one, below the fold), a senior U.S. military official was quoted about internal deliberations on condition of anonymity. "Bringing them in closer gave them a smoother ride.... Also, if we had to take kinetic action; as we did in this case, the shot would have greater potential for success."
—Contributed by William Solberg, Los Angeles, California.
oligodynamic action
The inhibiting, or killing, of micro-organisms by the use of very small amounts of a chemical substance.
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