What is action?

  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: legal action, action at law
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on action, actions:

Karabiner 98k - Civil Use - Modern Civilian Offspring
... 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 ... commissioned Mauser to develop the M 98 magnum action over a hundred years ago ... is very important, the controlled-feed M 98 system remains the standard by which other action designs are judged ...
Action Theory (philosophy) - Overview
... Basic action theory typically describes action as behavior caused by an agent in a particular situation ... the desire and belief jointly cause the action ... that desire are always what is behind an action ...
Klein–Gordon Equation - Action
... Klein–Gordon equation can also be derived from the following action where is the Klein–Gordon field and is its mass ...
Action Theory (philosophy) - Discussion
... For example, throwing a ball is an instance of action it involves an intention, a goal, and a bodily movement guided by the agent ... Other events are less clearly defined as actions or not ... Deciding to do something might be considered a mental action by some ...
Filmation - Live-action Shows
... Filmation incorporated live-action into some of its animated series ... Shows 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 creator Bill Cosby ... Hour with Shazam!, was more of a hybrid - a live-action variety show with animated segments ...

More definitions of "action":

  • (verb): Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against.
    Synonyms: sue, litigate, process
  • (noun): The operating part that transmits power to a mechanism.
    Example: "The piano had a very stiff action"
    Synonyms: action mechanism
  • (noun): The series of events that form a plot.
    Example: "His novels always have a lot of action"
  • (noun): A military engagement.
    Example: "He saw action in Korea"
    Synonyms: military action
  • (noun): The trait of being active and energetic and forceful.
    Example: "A man of action"
  • (noun): A process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings).
    Example: "The action of natural forces"
    Synonyms: natural process, natural action, activity
  • (noun): The state of being active.
    Example: "He is out of action"
    Synonyms: activity, activeness
  • (noun): Something done (usually as opposed to something said).
    Example: "There were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
  • (noun): An act by a government body or supranational organization.
    Example: "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"
  • (noun): The most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field.
    Example: "The action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds"; "gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible"

Famous quotes containing the word action:

    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 (1817–1862)

    A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude.... A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
    Aristotle (384–323 B.C.)

    You mustn’t look in my novel for the old stable ego of the character. There is another ego, according to whose action the individual is unrecognisable.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)