ACT

ACT may refer to:

  • Australian Capital Territory, the capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • ACT (test), a college placement exam in the United States

In business:

  • ACT mouthwash from Chattem
  • Advanced Cell Technology, a biotech corporation involved in researching and developing cloning and stem cell technologies
  • Ada Core Technologies, now AdaCore, a software company that develops an Ada compiler, tools and libraries
  • Applied Computer Techniques, renamed Apricot Computers in 1985, a computer services company
  • Aviation Composite Technology, an aircraft manufacturer in the Philippines
  • ACT (NASDAQ), Automated Confirmation of Transactions, a trade reporting and clearing system
  • Advance corporation tax, a tax collected in the United Kingdom until 1999
  • ACT!, contact management software

Organizations:

  • ACT Alberta, a Canadian coalition to raise awareness about human trafficking
  • ACT Alliance, an alliance of churches for coordinating humanitarian assistance and development work.
  • ACT New Zealand, a political party in New Zealand
  • Academy of Clinical Thyroidologists
  • Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust
  • Association for Competitive Technology, a technology lobby group
  • The Association of Commercial Television in Europe, a group which represents the business interests of the commercial television sector at the EU institutions
  • Association of Cinematograph Technicians, now the Association of Cinematograph Television and Allied Technicians
  • Association of Corporate Treasurers
  • Action for Children's Television, an organization dedicated to improvements in children's television
  • Advanced Concepts Team, A research team of the European Space Agency
  • Alliance of Concerned Teachers, an alliance of teachers, educators and teacher organizations in the Philippines
  • America Coming Together, a United States political group
  • AIDS Committee of Toronto, sponsor of Fashion Cares
  • Asian College of Technology, a private university in the Philippines
  • Association for Citizenship Teaching, a professional subject association for teachers of citizenship
  • United Education Institute or Advanced Career Training, a private post-secondary educational facility with locations in Georgia and Florida
  • Australian College of Theology
  • Amazon Conservation Team, a non-profit organization that works in partnership with indigenous people to protect the Amazon rainforest

In government:

  • Allied Command Transformation, a NATO strategic command
  • Advanced Concepts Team, a research team of the European Space Agency

In science and technology:

  • ACT-R, a symbolic cognitive architecture
  • ACT (audio format), file format
  • Active voice or Actor role in interlinear glossing
  • Apple Certified Trainer, one of the Apple certification programs
  • Astrographic Catalog/Tycho, a star catalogue; see Hipparcos Catalogue
  • Atacama Cosmology Telescope, a telescope in Chile

In medicine:

  • Artemisinin based combination therapy, a treatment for malaria
  • Assertive community treatment, a system for treating mental illness
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy, a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Activated clotting time

In entertainment:

  • A.C.T, a progressive rock band from Sweden
  • ACT Theatre, in Seattle, Washington
  • American Conservatory Theater, in San Francisco, California

In sport:

  • Australia national cricket team
  • American Canadian Tour, a race organisation.

In transport:

  • Ford ACT, a people mover, short for Automatically Controlled Transportation or Activity Center Transit
  • Ascot railway station, a railway station in the United Kingdom with the National Rail code "ACT"
  • Waco Regional Airport, an airport in Waco, Texas, United States, with the IATA airport code "ACT"
  • Agency for Community Transit, Madison County Transit's paratransit system
  • Azienda comunale del traffico, a former transport operator in Lugano, Switzerland

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