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:

Klein–Gordon Equation - Action
... equation can also be derived from the following action where is the Klein–Gordon field and is its mass ...
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 ... The Kid Superpower Hour with Shazam!, was more of a hybrid - a live-action variety show with animated segments ...
Action Theory (philosophy) - Overview
... 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 ... about the means of satisfying that desire are always what is behind an action ...
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 to this day ... Mauser to develop the M 98 magnum action over a hundred years ago ... important, the controlled-feed M 98 system remains the standard by which other action designs are judged ...
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 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 ...

More definitions of "action":

  • (noun): The trait of being active and energetic and forceful.
    Example: "A man of action"
  • (noun): Something done (usually as opposed to something said).
    Example: "There were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
  • (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): 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 operating part that transmits power to a mechanism.
    Example: "The piano had a very stiff action"
    Synonyms: action mechanism
  • (verb): Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against.
    Synonyms: sue, litigate, process
  • (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): 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"

Famous quotes containing the word action:

    His eloquence was of every kind, and he excelled in the argumentative as well as in the declamatory way. But his invectives were terrible, and uttered with such energy of diction, and stern dignity of action and countenance, that he intimidated those who were the most willing and the best able to encounter him. Their arms fell out of their hands, and they shrunk under the ascendant which his genius gained over theirs.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    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)

    The world is full of judgment-days, and into every assembly that a man enters, in every action he attempts, he is gauged and stamped.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)