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  • acting — I adjective adjutant, deputative, deputy, functioning, holding legal rights conferred by another, impermanent, replacing, representative, representing, short term, speaking by delegated authority, standing in the place of, substituting for,… …   Law dictionary

  • Acting — is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play.Definition and historyAn …   Wikipedia

  • acting — act‧ing [ˈæktɪŋ] adjective acting head/​chairman/​director etc someone who does an important job while the usual person is not there, or until a new person is chosen for the job: • Mr Smith is currently acting general manager of the development… …   Financial and business terms

  • acting — [adj] substituting in a role ad interim, adjutant, alternate, assistant, delegated, deputy, interim, pro tem, pro tempore, provisional, surrogate, temporary; concept 560 Ant. permanent acting [n] entertaining, performing assuming,… …   New thesaurus

  • acting — [ak′tiŋ] adj. 1. adapted for performance on a stage [an acting version of a play] 2. that acts; functioning 3. temporarily taking over the duties (of a specified position) [the acting chairman] n. the act, art, or occupation of performing in… …   English World dictionary

  • Acting — Act ing, a. 1. Operating in any way. [1913 Webster] 2. Doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acting — (engl.), vor Offiziers und andern Titeln, soviel wie interimistisch, stellvertretend …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • acting — || æktɪŋ n. profession of performers (of plays, films, etc.); art of performing (in plays, films, etc.) adj. replacing, filling in for; of the profession of stage performing ækt n. something that is done, deed; operation, process by which… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acting — adj *temporary, supply, ad interim, provisional …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • acting — /ak ting/, adj. 1. serving temporarily, esp. as a substitute during another s absence; not permanent; temporary: the acting mayor. 2. designed, adapted, or suitable for stage performance. 3. provided with detailed stage directions for the… …   Universalium

  • acting — (drama schools and training) There are two routes to train for acting in the PRC: through professional and state run schools or informally. According to official figures, there were 210 educational institutions for the performing arts in 1989,… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • acting — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brilliant, excellent, good, superb ▪ bad, poor, wooden ▪ The movie is spoiled by some very wooden acting …   Collocations dictionary

  • acting — [[t]æ̱ktɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Acting is the activity or profession of performing in plays or films. Saffron Burrows returned to London to pursue her acting career after four years of modelling. 2) ADJ: ADJ n You use acting before the title of a… …   English dictionary

  • acting — Doing duty for another. Officiating or holding a temporary rank or position or performing services temporarily; as, an acting captain, manager, president. Pellecchia v. Mattia, 121 N.J.L. 21, 1 A.2d 28. Performing; operating @ acting executor One …   Black's law dictionary

  • acting — I. noun Date: 1598 the art or practice of representing a character on a stage or before cameras II. adjective Date: 1797 1. holding a temporary rank or position ; performing services temporarily < acting president > 2. a. suitable for stage… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acting — act|ing1 [ æktıŋ ] adjective only before noun doing the work of the usual person in a particular job while they are not there, or until a new person starts: After Smith died, she took over as acting leader of the party. acting act|ing 2 [ æktıŋ ] …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English