What does acting mean?

acting meaning in General Dictionary

running by any means

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  • serving briefly specially as an alternative
  • the overall performance of a component or part in a drama
  • of Act
  • running by any means.
  • Doing responsibility for the next; officiating; as, an acting superintendent.

acting meaning in Law Dictionary

term utilized to designate a locum tennis who's performing the obligations of a workplace to which he cannot himself claim title; c. g., "Acting Supervising Archi

acting meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1590s, "putting forth task," present participle adjective from act (v.). Indicating "performing temporary tasks" is from 1797.

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  • c.1600, "performance of deeds;" 1660s, "performance of plays;" verbal noun from current participle of act (v.). Acting out in psychology is from 1945.

acting meaning in Business Dictionary

1. Serving ready where one's session is not duly confirmed. 2. Discharging certain tasks in the place of a yet becoming appointed officer. 3. Temporarily assuming an office into the absence of the actual (substantive) company owner.

acting meaning in General Dictionary

(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Act

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  • (a.) running at all.
  • (a.) Performing duty for the next; officiating; since, an acting superintendent.

Sentence Examples with the word acting

I always thought they had a pretty solid marriage, especially with Claire, but she's acting as crazy as a teenager and just watching her marriage crumble.

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