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Definition

[n] something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
[n] the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field; "the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds"; "gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible"
[n] a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
[n] a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
[n] an act by a government body or supranational organization; "recent federal action undermined the segregationist position"; "the United Nations must have the power to propose and organize action without being hobbled by irrelevant issues"; "the Union action of emancipating Southern slaves"
[n] the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action"
[n] the trait of being active and energetic and forceful; "a man of action"
[n] the series of events that form a plot; "his novels always have a lot of action"
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[n] the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action"

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