I see act as noun labeled "usually uncountable" followed by six countable senses and one uncountable obsolete sense. This is clearly in error but I am not finding the template magic for the "usually countable" case just now. Have been away for a bit. Makearney 13:56, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
Please do not re-nominate for verification without comprehensive reasons for doing so.
Rfv-sense: obsolete, uncountable: A state of existence. Does the OED have a cite for this? Date? DCDuringTALK 14:55, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
Sounds like OED 2 (obs.), roughly meaning a state of fact as opposed to possibility. Quotations follow. —MichaelZ. 2009-05-11 05:27 z
1398 TREVISA Barth. De P.R. IV. i. (1495) 78 The noblest thynges of shappes of kynde and of crafte that be hydde comyth forth in acte and in dede.
1595 SHAKES. John IV. iii. 135 If I in act, consent, or sinne of thought Be guiltie.
1662 MORE Antid. agst. Ath. Ep. Ded. (1712) 2 Plato, if he were alive again, might find his timorous supposition brought into absolute Act.
1677 HALE Prim. Orig. Man. 109 They are only in possibility, and not in act.
Sounds like a suitable def might be 'actuality'. Pingku 11:40, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
I concur with Pingku, and have changed the sense accordingly; on the strength of Shakespeare's well-known work, this is RFV-passed. Struck. NB I have not added Shakespeare's quotation to the entry, but have already copied this discussion to the talk page. (This discussion itself should be left here for a little while.) — Beobach972 05:05, 14 November 2010 (UTC)