You searched for:
More possibly related word entries
action (s) (noun)
, actions (pl)
1. A process or state of functioning: Jesse was told by the mechanic that his car is not in action
An action may apply to more than one procedure and therefore it often suggests continued or repeated efforts over a period of time.
2. A process that one consciously does and which may be characterized by physical or mental procedures: Ted was told that getting his work assignment done was a crisis that demanded action
and not an argument.
Units related to:
Word Entries containing the term:
Action favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination; especially, in relation to employment, politics, or education.
electrocapillarity, electrocapillary action
The change in position of the interface between two liquids in a capillary tube (a tube with a very small internal diameter) when a voltage is applied across them.
industrial action (s) (noun)
, industrial actions (pl)
Any action; such as, striking or boycotting, that is taken by workers to protest against working conditions, managerial policy, etc.
In an article by Julian E. Barnes about the Somali pirates (LA Times, April 14, 2009; page one, below the fold), a senior U.S. military official was quoted about internal deliberations on condition of anonymity. "Bringing them in closer gave them a smoother ride.... Also, if we had to take kinetic action; as we did in this case, the shot would have greater potential for success."
This entry is located in the following units:
kine-, kin-, kino-, kinesio-, kinesi-, kineto-, kinet-, -kinesia, -kinesis, -kinetic, -kinesias, -kineses, -kinetical, -kinetically
Pleonasms or Tautological Redundancies
The inhibiting, or killing, of micro-organisms by the use of very small amounts of a chemical substance.
Word Entries at Get Words:
A term that describes component functions of locomotion; such as, "action of the hocks"; a synonym for "gait" in some standards.
action, actions at law
A court proceeding; either civil, to enforce a right, or criminal, to punish an offender.
Court litigation where opposing parties litigate an issue involving an alleged wrongdoing which may be for the protection of a right or for the prevention of a wrong.
Word Entries at Get Words containing the term:
Any use of anthropological knowledge for planned change by the member of a local cultural group.
The change in the potential difference (voltage) across the membrane of a nerve cell when an impulse passes along it.
A change in potential (from about -60 to +45 millivolts) accompanies the passage of sodium and potassium ions across the membrane.
1. An abrupt, brief reversal in the resting membrane potential of a neuron and other excitable cells.
2. The local voltage change across a cell wall as a nerve impulse is transmitted.
3. A momentary change in electrical potential on the surface of a nerve or muscle cell that takes place when it is stimulated; especially, by the transmission of a nerve impulse.
English Words in Action, Groups A to Z
An alphabetized listing of links to groups of English words in action as seen in sentences with short definitions.
Words are being added daily to expand your potential vocabulary for this modern age.