What is action?

  • (noun): A military engagement.
    Example: "He saw action in Korea"
    Synonyms: military action
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on action, actions:

Action Theory (philosophy) - Overview
... Basic action theory typically describes action as behavior caused by an agent in a particular situation ... simple theory (see Donald Davidson), the desire and belief jointly cause the action ... that desire are always what is behind an action ...
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 ... 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 ...
Klein–Gordon Equation - Action
... can also be derived from the following action where is the Klein–Gordon field and is its mass ...
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 ... commissioned Mauser to develop the M 98 magnum action over a hundred years ago ... M 98 system remains the standard by which other action designs are judged ...
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 ... The Kid Superpower Hour with Shazam!, was more of a hybrid - a live-action variety show with animated segments ...

More definitions of "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
  • (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"
  • (noun): The series of events that form a plot.
    Example: "His novels always have a lot of action"
  • (noun): The trait of being active and energetic and forceful.
    Example: "A man of action"
  • (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 operating part that transmits power to a mechanism.
    Example: "The piano had a very stiff action"
    Synonyms: action mechanism
  • (noun): The state of being active.
    Example: "He is out of action"
    Synonyms: activity, activeness
  • (verb): Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against.
    Synonyms: sue, litigate, process
  • (noun): Something done (usually as opposed to something said).
    Example: "There were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word action:

    The bugle-call to arms again sounded in my war-trained ear, the bayonets gleamed, the sabres clashed, and the Prussian helmets and the eagles of France stood face to face on the borders of the Rhine.... I remembered our own armies, my own war-stricken country and its dead, its widows and orphans, and it nerved me to action for which the physical strength had long ceased to exist, and on the borrowed force of love and memory, I strove with might and main.
    Clara Barton (1821–1912)

    The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others. That action is the testimony of love as the practice of freedom.
    bell hooks (b. c. 1955)

    Insurrection:... insurrection as soon as circumstances allow: insurrection, strenuous, ubiquitous: the insurrection of the masses: the holy war of the oppressed: the republic to make republicans: the people in action to initiate progress. Let the insurrection announce with its awful voice the decrees of God: let it clear and level the ground on which its own immortal structure shall be raised. Let it, like the Nile, flood all the country that it is destined to make fertile.
    Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872)