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From the verb act.
acting (not comparable)
- Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.
- The Acting Minister must sign Executive Council documents in a Minister's absence.
- (countable, now rare) An action or deed.
- 1685, Herbert Croft, Some Animadversions upon a book intituled, The Theory of the Earth, London, Preface:
- […] he does so much magnifie Nature and her Actings in all this material World, as he gives just cause of suspicion that he hath made her a kind of joynt Deess with God in the Affairs thereof;
- 1974, J. R. Jacob, “Robert Boyle and Subversive Religion in the Early Restoration”, in Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies, volume 6, number 4, →JSTOR, page 276:
- Boyle’s theory explains the whole range of God’s actings in the world, those things that injure man as well as those which advantage him.
- (countable, law) Something done by a party—so called to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deed and action.
- (uncountable) Pretending.
- (uncountable, drama) The occupation of an actor.
occupation of an actor