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There has to be the popcorn genre element, or I don't engage the same way. I like action and vehicle design and guns and computer graphics as much as I like allegory. It's a constant balancing game. I want audiences to be on this rollercoaster that fits the Hollywood mould, but I also want them to absorb my observations.
Neill Blomkamp

Meaning of "action" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ACTION

Accioun, ultimately from Latin āctiōn-, stem of āctiō, from agere to do, act.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ACTION

action  [ˈækʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Action is a verb and can also act as a noun and an exclamation.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb action in English.



Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES ACTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Action

Action may refer to: ▪ Action ▪ Action, an attribute of the development of a system over a period of time ▪ In mathematics, transformations such as Monoid action and Group action ▪ Action, a term or art in fiction ▪ Action film, a genre of film ▪ Action game, a genre of video game...

Definition of action in the English dictionary

The first definition of action in the dictionary is the state or process of doing something or being active; operation. Other definition of action is something done, such as an act or deed. Action is also movement or posture during some physical activity.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ACTION

PRESENT

Present
I action
you action
he/she/it actions
we action
you action
they action
Present continuous
I am actioning
you are actioning
he/she/it is actioning
we are actioning
you are actioning
they are actioning
Present perfect
I have actioned
you have actioned
he/she/it has actioned
we have actioned
you have actioned
they have actioned
Present perfect continuous
I have been actioning
you have been actioning
he/she/it has been actioning
we have been actioning
you have been actioning
they have been actioning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I actioned
you actioned
he/she/it actioned
we actioned
you actioned
they actioned
Past continuous
I was actioning
you were actioning
he/she/it was actioning
we were actioning
you were actioning
they were actioning
Past perfect
I had actioned
you had actioned
he/she/it had actioned
we had actioned
you had actioned
they had actioned
Past perfect continuous
I had been actioning
you had been actioning
he/she/it had been actioning
we had been actioning
you had been actioning
they had been actioning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will action
you will action
he/she/it will action
we will action
you will action
they will action
Future continuous
I will be actioning
you will be actioning
he/she/it will be actioning
we will be actioning
you will be actioning
they will be actioning
Future perfect
I will have actioned
you will have actioned
he/she/it will have actioned
we will have actioned
you will have actioned
they will have actioned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been actioning
you will have been actioning
he/she/it will have been actioning
we will have been actioning
you will have been actioning
they will have been actioning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would action
you would action
he/she/it would action
we would action
you would action
they would action
Conditional continuous
I would be actioning
you would be actioning
he/she/it would be actioning
we would be actioning
you would be actioning
they would be actioning
Conditional perfect
I would have action
you would have action
he/she/it would have action
we would have action
you would have action
they would have action
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been actioning
you would have been actioning
he/she/it would have been actioning
we would have been actioning
you would have been actioning
they would have been actioning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you action
we let´s action
you action
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to action
Past participle
actioned
Present Participle
actioning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACTION


abstraction
æbˈstrækʃən
attraction
əˈtrækʃən
contraction
kənˈtrækʃən
diffraction
dɪˈfrækʃən
dissatisfaction
dɪsˌsætɪsˈfækʃən
distraction
dɪˈstrækʃən
extraction
ɪkˈstrækʃən
faction
ˈfækʃən
fraction
ˈfrækʃən
inaction
ɪnˈækʃən
infraction
ɪnˈfrækʃən
interaction
ˌɪntərˈækʃən
overreaction
ˌəʊvərɪˈækʃən
reaction
rɪˈækʃən
refraction
rɪˈfrækʃən
retraction
rɪˈtrækʃən
satisfaction
ˌsætɪsˈfækʃən
subtraction
səbˈtrækʃən
traction
ˈtrækʃən
transaction
trænˈzækʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACTION

actinozoan
action at a distance
action committee
action figure
action film
action group
action hero
action man
action movie
action painting
action plan
action point
action potential
action replay
action shot
action stations
action-packed
actionable
actionable intelligence
actionably

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACTION

accreditation
auction
collection
connection
construction
correction
course of action
detection
direction
election
fiction
function
inspection
instruction
introduction
out of action
production
protection
reduction
section
selection

Synonyms and antonyms of action in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ACTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «action» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of action

Translation of «action» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACTION

Find out the translation of action to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of action from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «action» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

行动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acción
570 millions of speakers

English

action
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कार्रवाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فِعْل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

действие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কর্ম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

action
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

tindakan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Handlung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

活動
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

활동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tumindak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hành động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நடவடிக்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aksiyon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

azione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

działanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acțiune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δράση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aksie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

åtgärd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

handling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of action

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACTION»

The term «action» is very widely used and occupies the 932 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of action
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACTION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «action» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «action» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about action

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10 QUOTES WITH «ACTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word action.
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Scott Adkins
I'm just about the movies; I enjoy the dexterity of actors in action movies and the choreography side of things. You've just got to be a different person to be a professional fighter. I train with professional fighters, so I know what it takes. It's a very difficult profession, probably harder then the acting profession.
2
Gillian Anderson
Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.
3
Richard Attias
It is my firm belief that action on the issues that matter for Africa must emerge from within Africa itself.
4
Robert Barany
As soon as I had proved this and, of course, also the normal pointing action and reactions in all other extremities and joints, I stopped the experiment.
5
Bernard Baruch
Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought.
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Dave Bautista
It was always one of my favorite things, the action figures, the video games, when I was with WWE, even though I'm not a gamer. I would literally go out and buy the games just so I could play myself.
7
Henri Bergson
When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves.
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Shane Black
An action movie should, like any other, follow the narrative traditions of literature. That means there should be subtlety, a slow build and a gradual bringing together of all the separate threads of the plot. To see all of it coming together slowly is very rewarding for the audience.
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Neill Blomkamp
There has to be the popcorn genre element, or I don't engage the same way. I like action and vehicle design and guns and computer graphics as much as I like allegory. It's a constant balancing game. I want audiences to be on this rollercoaster that fits the Hollywood mould, but I also want them to absorb my observations.
10
Edward de Bono
Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACTION»

Discover the use of action in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to action and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers ...
Bruno Latour provides a lively and challenging analysis of science, demonstrating how social context and technical content are both essential to a proper understanding of scientific activity.
Bruno Latour, 1987
2
THE LOGIC OF COLLECTIVE ACTION
This book develops an original theory of group and organizational behavior that cuts across disciplinary lines and illustrates the theory with empirical and historical studies of particular organizations.
Mancur OLSON, 1965
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Action in Perception
An argument that perception is something we do, not something that happens to us: not a process in the brain, but a skillful bodily activity.
Alva Noë, 2004
4
Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for ...
Congratulations to Elinor Ostrom, Co-Winner of The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2009!
Elinor Ostrom, 1990
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Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic
From the perspective of Christian theology, discusses aesthetics, the philosophy of art, and the role of art in urban life
Nicholas Wolterstorff, 1980
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Organizations in Action: Social Science Bases of ...
This classic work is of continuing value to organizational and management specialists, behavioral scientists, sociologists, administrators, and policymakers.
James D. Thompson, 2011
7
Affirmative Action: International Perspectives
C. Goals and timetables
Julio Faúndez, 1994
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Action Research Essentials
Praise for Action Research Essentials "Action Research Essentials provides educators with an informative, detailed, and well-organized resource that guides them through the process of reflective inquiry." —Teresa Dalle, English Department ...
Dorothy Valcarcel Craig, 2009
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ABC of Action Learning
This revised and updated reissue of the definitive text, ABC of Action Learning, is a clear, easily-read primer for anyone wishing to learn about and apply his methods.
Reg Revans, 2012
10
Action Learning at Work
In this book Professor Mumford, himself a leading exponent of Action Learning, has brought together more than 34 articles and papers on the subject from a variety of sources.
Alan Mumford, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term action is used in the context of the following news items.
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Voices: Affirmative action helps, but more is needed
AUSTIN – It's been a busy season for the Supreme Court, with recent decisions sparking celebrations among the under-insured and ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
Southampton ponder legal action if Toby Alderweireld joins Tottenham
Toby Alderweireld impressed during his season on loan at Southampton, having found game time hard to come by in La Liga. Photograph: Jon ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Family of Vietnam vet killed in action receives his service medals
Smith was killed in action nearly 48 years ago, on Sept. 29, 1967. Sunday was a significant marker for Smith's relatives, who were presented ... «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
4
Donald Trump's Lawyer Threatens 'Action Against NBC' for …
“We will be taking action against NBC,” Alan Garten, executive vice president and general counsel of The Trump Organization told Brian Stelter ... «TheWrap, Jul 15»
5
For the Pittsburgh Steelers, play-action passing isn't always the …
Ever watch the Pittsburgh Steelers with someone as they repeatedly declare the team should run play-action passing plays more often? «Behind the Steel Curtain, Jul 15»
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Why Terminator 2 is Still the Best Action Movie Ever Made
Sorry, you may not access this video. [PRESS RETURN]. Why Terminator 2 is Still the Best Action Movie Ever Made - The Roundhouse 19:29. «IGN, Jul 15»
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My Turn: On campaign finance, it's time for citizen action
Is Congress ever going to let us vote on a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United? Last September, the Democracy for All ... «Concord Monitor, Jul 15»
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FIA stewards take no action over five-car incident on...
The FIA stewards have confirmed that no action will be taken over the five-car incident on the first lap of Sunday's British Grand Prix at ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
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The History And Evolution Of The GI Joe Action Figure
Mental Floss has a fantastic article on the history of the iconic G.I. Joe action figures, and how Joe had to be rebooted in the 1970s to appeal to ... «io9, Jul 15»
10
Slanted Lens Explains How To Properly Freeze Action Using Strobes
As part of the project Jay has created a behind the scenes instructional video that explains what it takes to properly freeze motion and action ... «Fstoppers, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Action [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/action>. Dec 2019 ».
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