Action may refer to:
- Action (physics), an attribute of the development of a system over a period of time
- Action (fiction), a genre in various formats, specifically:
- Action film
- Action Comedy
- Action Horror
- Science-Fiction Action
- Hong Kong Action Cinema
- Action hero
Other articles related to "action, actions":
... equation can also be derived from the following action where is the Klein–Gordon field and is its mass ...
... The Mauser-type action is widely held to be the pinnacle of bolt-action rifle design, and the vast majority of modern weapons of this type, both military and civilian, are still based on it to this day ... commissioned Mauser to develop the M 98 magnum action over a hundred years ago ... the controlled-feed M 98 system remains the standard by which other action designs are judged ...
... Basic action theory typically describes action as behavior caused by an agent in a particular situation ... Davidson), the desire and belief jointly cause the action ... satisfying that desire are always what is behind an action ...
... Filmation incorporated live-action into some of its animated series ... like The Hardy Boys and Archie's Funhouse featured live-action footage of an audience watching the bands perform and Fat Albert had segments featuring series ... The Kid Superpower Hour with Shazam!, was more of a hybrid - a live-action variety show with animated segments ...
... For example, throwing a ball is an instance of action it involves an intention, a goal, and a bodily movement guided by the agent ... On the other hand, catching a cold is not considered an action because it is something which happens to a person, not something done by one ... Other events are less clearly defined as actions or not ...
Famous quotes containing the word action:
“If, from the very first, the action of the play is absurd, it is because this is the way mad Waltzbefore the play startsimagines it is going to be....”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)
“The Oriental philosophy approaches easily loftier themes than the modern aspires to; and no wonder if it sometimes prattle about them. It only assigns their due rank respectively to Action and Contemplation, or rather does full justice to the latter. Western philosophers have not conceived of the significance of Contemplation in their sense.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The philosophy of action for action, power for the sake of power, had become an established orthodoxy. Thou has conquered, O go-getting Babbitt.”
—Aldous Huxley (18941963)