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:

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 based on it ... 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 ...
Klein–Gordon Equation - Action
... 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 ... 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 ...
Action Theory (philosophy) - Overview
... Basic action theory typically describes action as behavior caused by an agent in a particular situation ... the simple theory (see Donald Davidson), the desire and belief jointly cause the action ... plus a belief about the means of satisfying that desire are always what is behind an action ...
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 ... The Kid Superpower Hour with Shazam!, was more of a hybrid - a live-action variety show with animated segments ...

More definitions of "action":

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

Famous quotes containing the word action:

    The grand principles of virtue and honor, however they may be distorted by arbitrary codes, are the same the world over: and where these principles are concerned, the right or wrong of any action appears the same to the uncultivated as to the enlightened mind.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    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)

    U.S. international and security policy ... has as its primary goal the preservation of what we might call “the Fifth Freedom,” understood crudely but with a fair degree of accuracy as the freedom to rob, to exploit and to dominate, to undertake any course of action to ensure that existing privilege is protected and advanced.
    Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)