Something done so as to accomplish a purpose. (noun)
A way of motion or functioning. (noun)
A fast-paced activity. (noun)
A mechanism; a moving part or assembly. (noun)
sexual intercourse. (noun)
The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on the guitar. (noun)
A charge or other process in a law court (also called lawsuit and actio). (noun)
A homomorphism from a group to a group of automorphisms. (noun)
Demanding or signifying the start of something, usually an act or scene of a theatric performance. (interjection)
To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect. (verb)
To initiate a legal action against someone. (verb)
Examples of word action
Since 'to know' is not an action and since reduplication expresses a resultant state from an *action* as outlined above, naturally there can be no reduplicated forms possible for these stative verbs.
In particular, if in the EPR/B experiment the L-apparatus pointer has a definite position before the L-measurement and the R-particle temporarily comes to possess definite position during the L-measurement, then the GRW/Pearle models involve action at a distance and thus also action* at a distance.
If, on scientific principles, it can be proved that those verbs generally denominated neuter, _originally_ expressed action, their present, accepted meaning will still oppose the theory, for the generality of mankind do not attach to them the idea of _action_.
These are known as _reflex action, voluntary action_, and
_Beautiful_, for instance, is said not only of a successful expression, but also of a scientific truth, of an action successfully achieved, and of a moral action: thus we talk of an _intellectual beauty_, of a _beautiful action_, of a _moral beauty_.