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From Latin āctiō (action).


  • IPA(key): /ˈɑ
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ac‧tie


actie f (plural acties or actiën, diminutive actietje n)

  1. action, activity, movement; especially (without article) a fast-paced activity
  2. (physics) action; motion
    De natuurkundeleraar demonstreerde de wet van actie en reactie in de klas.
    The physics teacher demonstrated the law of action and reaction in class.
  3. (law, obsolete) legal charge; formal claim
  4. (finance, archaic, historical) share in an enterprise
    Synonyms: aandeel
    De gerechtelijke acties van de erfgenamen betroffen de verdeling van de actiën in wijlen vaders zaak.
    The heirs' legal claims in court concerned the division of the shares in their late father's firm.

Usage notes[edit]

The plural form actiën is archaic and is no longer used in the meaning "action". It is however still used in historical contexts for the sense "share".

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