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Definition of Actions

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activity, something that is being done; energetic or vigorous activity; movement, motion; effect; lawsuit; combat
Actions Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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 local actions 
WordNet 2.0

1. something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
(hypernym) act, human action, human activity
(hyponym) thing
(derivation) act, move
2. the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action"
(synonym) activity, activeness
(antonym) inaction, inactivity, inactiveness
(hypernym) state
(hyponym) agency
(attribute) active
(derivation) act
3. a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
(synonym) legal action, action at law
(hypernym) proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings
(hyponym) antitrust case
(derivation) sue, litigate, process
(classification) law, jurisprudence
4. an act by a government body or supranational organization; "recent federal action undermined the segregationist position"; "the United Nations must have the power to propose and organize action without being hobbled by irrelevant issues"; "the Union action of emancipating Southern slaves"
(hypernym) group action
5. a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
(synonym) military action
(hypernym) group action
(hyponym) amphibious landing
(classification) military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
6. a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
(synonym) natural process, natural action, activity
(hypernym) process
(hyponym) radiation
7. the series of events that form a plot; "his novels always have a lot of action"
(hypernym) plot
8. the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action"
(synonym) action mechanism
(hypernym) mechanism
(hyponym) gunlock, firing mechanism
(part-holonym) gun
(part-meronym) key
9. the trait of being active and energetic and forceful; "a man of action"
(hypernym) drive
10. the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field; "the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds"; "gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible"
(hypernym) work

1. institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"
(synonym) sue, litigate, process
(hypernym) challenge
(hyponym) expedite
(verb-group) litigate
(derivation) legal action, action at law
2. put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
(synonym) carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, fulfill, fulfil
(hypernym) complete, finish
(hyponym) get over
(verb-group) follow through, follow up, follow out, carry out, implement, put through, go through
Actions Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Quotations
Dreams have as much influence as actions.
Actions Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Things that can be performed at different times by different people in different parts of the site. Things like search, browse the folder, log in and so on

Actions are edited through the Zope Managment Interface (ZMI) and are contained in a few places, such as portal_actions.

Tools that have actions are are called tool providers.
Actions Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
ACTION is a bus service operator in Canberra, Australia.

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Action may refer to:
  • Action (philosophy)
  • Action (physics), an attribute of the development of a system over a period of time
  • Action (fiction), a term or art in fiction
  • Action film, a genre of film
  • Action game, a genre of video game

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