Definitions for acting
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acting, playing, playacting, performingadjective
the performance of a part or role in a drama
serving temporarily especially as a substitute
"the acting president"
An intended action or deed.
The occupation of an actor.
The deeds or actions of parties are called actings to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deeds and actions.
Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.
Acting is an activity in which a story is told by means of its enactment by an actor or actress who adopts a character—in theatre, television, film, radio, or any other medium that makes use of the mimetic mode. Acting involves a broad range of skills, including a well-developed imagination, emotional facility, physical expressivity, vocal projection, clarity of speech, and the ability to interpret drama. Acting also demands an ability to employ dialects, accents, improvisation, observation and emulation, mime, and stage combat. Many actors train at length in specialist programs or colleges to develop these skills. The vast majority of professional actors have undergone extensive training. Actors and actresses will often have many instructors and teachers for a full range of training involving singing, scene-work, audition techniques, and acting for camera. Most early sources in the West that examine the art of acting (Greek: ὑπόκρισις, hypokrisis) discuss it as part of rhetoric.
operating in any way
doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent
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. Most early sources in the West that examine the art of acting discuss it as part of rhetoric.
Verb form of the word act.
The acting manager of the hotel did a fantastic job.
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Rank popularity for the word 'acting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3226
The numerical value of acting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of acting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier, just end it on the merits in light of recent revelations.
It's a historic day. It's a happy day, when women succeed, America succeeds. That's what we believe, and that's what we're acting on today.
JACK NICHOLSON: My point of view, while extremely cogent, is unpopular. LOS ANGELES TIMES: Which is? JACK NICHOLSON: That the repressive nature of the legalities vis-a-vis drugs are destroying the legal system and corrupting the police system. LOS ANGELES TIMES: Let's talk about acting for a minute.
A Human Thought is an actual Existence, and a Force and Power, capable of acting upon and controlling matter as well as mind.
If someone is determined to kill or steal, a camera would be a small obstacle, this is a waste of money by politicians... to create a false perception that government is acting on crime.
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- geschäftsführend, stellvertretend, amtierenderGerman
- väliaikainen, virkaa toimittavaFinnish
- intérimaire, par intérimFrench
- p.o., pełniący obowiązki, pełniąca obowiązkiPolish
- temporário, interinoPortuguese
- и.о., исполняющий обязанностиRussian
- вршилац дужностиSerbo-Croatian
- tillförordnad, stf, ställföreträdande, tfSwedish
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