Information about English word ACTION
Definitions of ACTION
- Something done, often so as to accomplish a purpose.
- A way of motion or functioning.
- Fast-paced activity.
- A mechanism; a moving part or assembly.
- The mechanism, that is the set of moving mechanical parts, of a keyboard instrument, like a piano, which transfers the motion of the key to the sound-making device.<ref>Marshall Cavendish Corporation [http://books.google.com/books?id=pxgiFygAblQC&pg=PA1079 Growing Up with Science] p.1079</ref>
- The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on a guitar.
- Sexual intercourse.
- A charge or other process in a law court (also called and actio).
- A mapping from a pairing of mathematical objects to one of them, respecting their individual structures. The pairing is typically a Cartesian product or a tensor product. The object that is not part of the output is said to act on the other object. In any given context, action is used as an abbreviation for a more fully named notion, like group action or left group action.
- The product of energy and time, especially the product of the Lagrangian and time.
- The event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary, forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition; the unfolding of the drama of events.
- The attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted.
- spin put on the bowling ball.
- A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds.
- To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect.
- To initiate a legal action against someone.
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