pro acting

acting

[ak-ting]
adjective
1.
serving temporarily, especially as a substitute during another's absence; not permanent; temporary: the acting mayor.
2.
designed, adapted, or suitable for stage performance.
3.
provided with detailed stage directions for the performer: an acting version of a play.
noun
4.
the art, profession, or activity of those who perform in stage plays, motion pictures, etc.

Origin:
1595–1605; act + -ing2, -ing1

proacting, adjective
unacting, adjective


1. provisional, interim.
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acting (ˈæktɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  taking on duties temporarily, esp as a substitute for another: the acting president
2.  operating or functioning: an acting order
3.  intended for stage performance; provided with directions for actors: an acting version of ``Hedda Gabler''
 
n
4.  the art or profession of an actor

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acting
1590s, verbal noun or prp. adj. from act (q.v.); acting out in psychology is from 1945.
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