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1acting

noun act·ing \ˈak-tiŋ\

: the art or profession of performing the role of a character in a play, movie, etc. : the art or profession of an actor

Full Definition of ACTING

:  the art or practice of representing a character on a stage or before cameras
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Examples of ACTING

  1. Her acting is unusually good in this film.
  2. a new style of acting

First Known Use of ACTING

1598

2acting

adjective

: performing a job for a short time : holding a temporary position

Full Definition of ACTING

1
:  holding a temporary rank or position :  performing services temporarily <acting president>
2
a :  suitable for stage performance <an acting play>
b :  prepared with directions for actors <an acting text of a play>

Examples of ACTING

  1. The college's acting president will be replaced with a permanent one next fall.
  2. <will serve as acting president of the university until a permanent replacement can be found>

First Known Use of ACTING

1797
ACTING Defined for Kids

acting

adjective act·ing \ˈak-tiŋ\

Definition of ACTING for Kids

:  serving for a short time only or in place of another <Teachers met with the acting principal.>

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