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Act vs. Process — What's the Difference?

Act vs. Process — What's the Difference?

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Act

The process of doing or performing something
The act of thinking.
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Process

A series of actions, changes, or functions bringing about a result
The process of digestion.
The process of obtaining a driver's license.
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Act

Something done or performed; a deed
A charitable act.
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Process

A series of operations performed in the making or treatment of a product
A manufacturing process.
Leather dyed during the tanning process.
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Act

(Law) Something done that has legal significance
A criminal act.
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Process

Progress; passage
The process of time.
Events now in process.
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Act

A statute or other law formally adopted by a legislative body
An act of Congress.
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Process

The use of the law courts and other fora as a means of seeking redress
The adversarial process.
Due process of law.
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Act

A formal written record of proceedings or transactions.
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Process

The set of actions and events that constitute a legal proceeding or a significant portion thereof
The trial process.
The sentencing process.
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Act

One of the major divisions of a play, opera, or film.
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Process

(Law) A means of compelling a person to appear in court, especially a summons ordering a defendant to appear in court.
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Act

A performance or entertainment usually forming part of a longer presentation
A juggling act.
A magic act.
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Process

(Biology) An outgrowth of tissue; a projecting part
A bony process.
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Act

The actor or actors presenting such a performance
Joined the act in Phoenix.
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Process

Any of various photomechanical or photoengraving methods.
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Act

A manifestation of intentional or unintentional insincerity; a pose
Put on an act.
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Process

A running software program or other computing operation.
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Act

To play the part of; assume the dramatic role of
She plans to act Ophelia in summer stock.
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Process

A part of a running software program or other computing operation that does a single task.
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Act

To perform (a role) on the stage
Act the part of the villain.
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Process

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Act

To behave like or pose as; impersonate
Don't act the fool.
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Process

To put through the steps of a prescribed procedure
Processing newly arrived immigrants.
Process an order.
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Act

To behave in a manner suitable for
Act your age.
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Process

To prepare, treat, or convert by subjecting to a special process
Process ore to obtain minerals.
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Act

To behave or comport oneself
She acts like a born leader.
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Process

(Computers) To perform operations on (data).
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Act

To perform in a dramatic role or roles.
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Process

To gain an understanding or acceptance of; come to terms with
Processed the traumatic event in therapy.
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Act

To be suitable for theatrical performance
This scene acts well.
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Process

To straighten (hair) by a chemical process; conk.
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Act

To behave affectedly or unnaturally; pretend.
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Process

To move along in a procession
"The man in the panama hat offered his arm and ... they processed into the dining room" (Anita Brookner).
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Act

To appear or seem to be
The dog acted ferocious.
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Process

Prepared or converted by a special process
Process cheese.
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Act

To carry out an action
We acted immediately. The governor has not yet acted on the bill.
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Process

Made by or used in any of several photomechanical or photoengraving processes
A process print.
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Act

To operate or function in a specific way
His mind acts quickly.
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Process

A series of events which produce a result (the product).
This product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the process was flawed.
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Act

To serve or function as a substitute for another
A coin can act as a screwdriver.
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Process

(manufacturing) A set of procedures used to produce a product, most commonly in the food and chemical industries.
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Act

To produce an effect
Waited five minutes for the anesthetic to act.
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Process

A path of succession of states through which a system passes.
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Act

(countable) Something done, a deed.
An act of goodwill
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Process

(anatomy) Successive physiological responses to keep or restore health.
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Act

Actuality.
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Process

(legal) Documents issued by a court in the course of a lawsuit or action at law, such as a summons, mandate, or writ.
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Act

(theology) Something done once and for all, as distinguished from a work.
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Process

(biology) An outgrowth of tissue or cell.
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Act

A product of a legislative body, a statute.
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Process

(anatomy) A structure that arises above a surface.
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Act

The process of doing something.
He was caught in the act of stealing.
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Process

(computing) An executable task or program.
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Act

(countable) A formal or official record of something done.
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Process

The centre mark that players aim at in the game of squails.
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Act

A division of a theatrical performance.
The pivotal moment in the play was in the first scene of the second act.
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Process

(transitive) To perform a particular process on a thing.
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Act

(countable) A performer or performers in a show.
Which act did you prefer? The soloist or the band?
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Process

(transitive) To retrieve, store, classify, manipulate, transmit etc. (data, signals, etc.), especially using computer techniques.
We have processed the data using our proven techniques, and have come to the following conclusions.
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Act

(countable) Any organized activity.
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Process

To think about a piece of information, or a concept, in order to assimilate it, and perhaps accept it in a modified state.
I didn't know she had a criminal record. That will take me a while to process.
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Act

(countable) A display of behaviour.
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Process

To develop photographic film.
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Act

A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.
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Process

To take legal proceedings against.
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Act

(countable) A display of behaviour meant to deceive.
To put on an act
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Process

To walk in a procession
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Act

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Process

The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance.
The thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns.
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Act

(intransitive) To do something.
If you don't act soon, you will be in trouble.
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Process

A series of actions, motions, or occurrences; progressive act or transaction; continuous operation; normal or actual course or procedure; regular proceeding; as, the process of vegetation or decomposition; a chemical process; processes of nature.
Tell her the process of Antonio's end.
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Act

To do (something); to perform.
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Process

A statement of events; a narrative.
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Act

(intransitive) To perform a theatrical role.
I started acting at the age of eleven in my local theatre.
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Process

Any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis.
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Act

(intransitive) Of a play: to be acted out (well or badly).
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Process

The whole course of proceedings in a cause real or personal, civil or criminal, from the beginning to the end of the suit; strictly, the means used for bringing the defendant into court to answer to the action; - a generic term for writs of the class called judicial.
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Act

(intransitive) To behave in a certain manner for an indefinite length of time.
A dog which acts aggressively is likely to bite.
I believe that Bill's stuck-up because of the way that he acts.
He's acting strangely - I think there's something wrong with him.
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Process

A particular course of action intended to achieve a result;
The procedure of obtaining a driver's license
It was a process of trial and error
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Act

(copulative) To convey an appearance of being.
He acted unconcerned so the others wouldn't worry.
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Process

A sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states;
Events now in process
The process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls
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Act

(intransitive) To do something that causes a change binding on the doer.
Act on behalf of John
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Process

(psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents;
The process of thinking
The cognitive operation of remembering
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Act

To have an effect (on).
High-pressure oxygen acts on the central nervous system and may cause convulsions or death.
Gravitational force acts on heavy bodies.
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Process

A writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
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Act

(transitive) To play (a role).
He's been acting Shakespearean leads since he was twelve.
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Process

A mental process that you are not directly aware of;
The process of denial
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Act

(transitive) To feign.
He acted the angry parent, but was secretly amused.
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Process

A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant;
A bony process
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Act

To map via a homomorphism to a group of automorphisms (of).
This group acts on the circle, so it can't be left-orderable!
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Process

Deal with in a routine way;
I'll handle that one
Process a loan
Process the applicants
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Act

To move to action; to actuate; to animate.
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Process

Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition;
Process cheese
Process hair
Treat the water so it can be drunk
Treat the lawn with chemicals
Treat an oil spill
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Act

To enact; to decree.
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Process

Perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information;
The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech
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Act

That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed.
That best portion of a good man's life,His little, nameless, unremembered actsOf kindness and of love.
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Process

Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against;
He was warned that the district attorney would process him
She actioned the company for discrimination
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Act

A state of reality or real existence as opposed to a possibility or possible existence.
The seeds of plants are not at first in act, but in possibility, what they afterward grow to be.
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Process

Shape, form, or improve a material;
Work stone into tools
Process iron
Work the metal
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Act

Process of doing; action. In act, in the very doing; on the point of (doing).
This woman was taken . . . in the very act.
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Process

Deliver a warrant or summons to someone;
He was processed by the sheriff
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Act

To move to action; to actuate; to animate.
Self-love, the spring of motion, acts the soul.
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Process

March in a procession;
They processed into the dining room
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Act

To perform; to execute; to do.
That we act our temporal affairs with a desire no greater than our necessity.
Industry doth beget by producing good habits, and facility of acting things expedient for us to do.
Uplifted hands that at convenient timesCould act extortion and the worst of crimes.
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Act

To perform, as an actor; to represent dramatically on the stage.
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Act

To assume the office or character of; to play; to personate; as, to act the hero.
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Act

To feign or counterfeit; to simulate.
With acted fear the villain thus pursued.
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Act

To exert power; to produce an effect; as, the stomach acts upon food.
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Act

To perform actions; to fulfill functions; to put forth energy; to move, as opposed to remaining at rest; to carry into effect a determination of the will.
He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest.
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Act

To behave or conduct, as in morals, private duties, or public offices; to bear or deport one's self; as, we know not why he has acted so.
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Act

To perform on the stage; to represent a character.
To show the world how Garrick did not act.
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Act

A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
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Act

Something that people do or cause to happen
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Act

A subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
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Act

A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;
He did his act three times every evening
She had a catchy little routine
It was one of the best numbers he ever did
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Act

A manifestation of insincerity;
He put on quite an act for her benefit
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Act

Perform an action, or work out or perform (an action);
Think before you act
We must move quickly
The governor should act on the new energy bill
The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel
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Act

Behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself;
You should act like an adult
Don't behave like a fool
What makes her do this way?
The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people
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Act

Play a role or part;
Gielgud played Hamlet
She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role
She played the servant to her husband's master
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Act

Discharge one's duties;
She acts as the chair
In what capacity are you acting?
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Act

Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind;
He acted the idiot
She plays deaf when the news are bad
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Act

Be suitable for theatrical performance;
This scene acts well
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Act

Have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected;
The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought
How does your idea work in practice?
This method doesn't work
The breaks of my new car act quickly
The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water
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Act

Be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
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Act

Behave unnaturally or affectedly;
She's just acting
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Act

Perform on a stage or theater;
She acts in this play
He acted in `Julius Caesar'
I played in `A Christmas Carol'
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