Acting meaning

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Acting is defined as the action of pretending to be someone or something else.

A child who is on all fours and neighing like a horse is an example of acting.

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The definition of acting is the job of someone in the performing arts who takes on roles in performances like movies or plays.

Playing a part in a movie is an example of acting.

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An intended action or deed.
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The definition of acting is someone who is filling in temporarily for another or who takes on a job for a short period of time.

An interim chairman is an example of an acting chairman.

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The occupation of an actor.
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Performance as an actor.
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Adapted for performance on a stage.

An acting version of a play.

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That acts; functioning.
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Temporarily taking over the duties (of a specified position)

The acting chairman.

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The act, art, or occupation of performing in plays, movies, etc.
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Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.

The Acting Minister must sign Executive Council documents in a Minister's absence.

Acting President of the United States is a temporary office in the government of the United States.

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Present participle of act.
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(drama) The occupation of an actor.
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(law) The deeds or actions of parties are called actings to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deeds and actions.
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Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another.
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