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acting

play
noun act·ing \ˈak-tiŋ\

Definition of acting

  1. :  the art or practice of representing a character on a stage or before cameras

Examples of acting in a Sentence

  1. Her acting is unusually good in this film.

  2. a new style of acting

1590

First Known Use of acting

1590


2

acting

adjective act·ing

Definition of acting

  1. 1 :  holding a temporary rank or position :  performing services temporarily acting president

  2. 2a :  suitable for stage performance an acting playb :  prepared with directions for actors an acting text of a play

Examples of acting in a Sentence

  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

1797

First Known Use of acting

1797


ACTING Defined for English Language Learners

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acting

play
noun act·ing \ˈak-tiŋ\

Definition of acting for English Language Learners

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

2

acting

adjective act·ing

Definition of acting for English Language Learners

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


ACTING Defined for Kids

acting

play
adjective act·ing \ˈak-tiŋ\

Definition of acting for Students

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



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