actable

actable

[ak-tuh-buhl]
adjective
capable of being or suitable for acting.

Origin:
1840–50; act + -able

actability, noun
unactable, adjective
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act (ækt)
 
n
1.  something done or performed; a deed
2.  the performance of some physical or mental process; action
3.  (capital when part of a name) the formally codified result of deliberation by a legislative body; a law, edict, decree, statute, etc
4.  (often plural) a formal written record of transactions, proceedings, etc, as of a society, committee, or legislative body
5.  a major division of a dramatic work
6.  a.  a short performance of skill, a comic sketch, dance, etc, esp one that is part of a programme of light entertainment
 b.  those giving such a performance
7.  an assumed attitude or pose, esp one intended to impress
8.  philosophy Compare event an occurrence effected by the volition of a human agent, usually opposed at least as regards its explanation to one which is causally determined
 
vb (foll by as)
9.  (intr) to do something; carry out an action
10.  (intr) to function in a specified way; operate; react: his mind acted quickly
11.  to perform (a part or role) in a play, etc
12.  (tr) to present (a play, etc) on stage
13.  (intr; usually foll by for or as) to be a substitute (for); function in place (of)
14.  to serve the function or purpose (of): the glass acted as protection
15.  (intr) to conduct oneself or behave (as if one were): she usually acts like a lady
16.  (intr) to behave in an unnatural or affected way
17.  (copula) to pose as; play the part of: to act the fool
18.  (copula) to behave in a manner appropriate to (esp in the phrase act one's age)
19.  not standard (copula) to seem or pretend to be: to act tired
20.  clean up one's act to start to behave in a responsible manner
21.  informal get in on the act to become involved in a profitable undertaking or advantageous situation in order to share in the benefits
22.  informal get one's act together to become organized or prepared
 
[C14: from Latin actus a doing, performance, and actum a thing done, from the past participle of agere to do]
 
'actable
 
adj
 
acta'bility
 
n

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