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Action vs. Behavior

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Actionnoun

Something done so as to accomplish a purpose.

Behaviornoun

(uncountable) Human conduct relative to social norms.

Actionnoun

A way of motion or functioning.

‘Knead bread with a rocking action.’;

Behaviornoun

(uncountable) The way a living creature behaves or acts generally.

Actionnoun

Fast-paced activity.

‘a movie full of exciting action’;

Behaviornoun

A state of probation about one's conduct.

‘He was on his best behavior when her family visited.’;

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Actionnoun

A mechanism; a moving part or assembly.

‘a rifle action’;

Behaviornoun

(countable) An instance of the way a living creature behaves.

Actionnoun

(music): The mechanism, that is the set of moving mechanical parts, of a keyboard instrument, like a piano, which transfers the motion of the key to the sound-making device.

Behaviornoun

Observable response produced by an organism.

Actionnoun

(slang) sexual intercourse.

‘She gave him some action.’;

Behaviornoun

(uncountable) The way a device or system operates.

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Actionnoun

The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on the guitar.

Behaviornoun

Manner of behaving, whether good or bad; mode of conducting one's self; conduct; deportment; carriage; - used also of inanimate objects; as, the behavior of a ship in a storm; the behavior of the magnetic needle.

‘A gentleman that is very singular in his behavior.’;

Actionnoun

(military) Combat.

‘He saw some action in the Korean War.’;

Behaviornoun

manner of acting or conducting yourself

Actionnoun

(legal) A charge or other process in a law court (also called lawsuit and actio).

Behaviornoun

the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances;

‘the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments’;

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Actionnoun

(mathematics) A mapping from a pairing of mathematical objects to one of them, respecting their individual structures. The pairing is typically a Cartesian product or a tensor product. The object that is not part of the output is said to act on the other object. In any given context, action is used as an abbreviation for a more fully named notion, like group action or left group action.

Behaviornoun

(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

Actionnoun

(physics) The product of energy and time, esp. the product of the Lagrangian and time.

Behaviornoun

(psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation

Actionnoun

The event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary, forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition; the unfolding of the drama of events.

Behavior

Behavior (American English) or behaviour (British English; see spelling differences) is the actions and mannerisms made by individuals, organisms, systems or artificial entities in conjunction with themselves or their environment, which includes the other systems or organisms around as well as the (inanimate) physical environment. It is the computed response of the system or organism to various stimuli or inputs, whether internal or external, conscious or subconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary.Taking a behavior informatics perspective, a behavior consists of actor, operation, interactions, and their properties.

Actionnoun

The attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted.

Actionnoun

(bowling) spin put on the bowling ball.

Actionnoun

A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds.

Actioninterjection

Demanding or signifying the start of something, usually an act or scene of a theatric performance.

‘The director yelled ‘Action!’ before the camera started rolling.’;

Actionverb

To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect.

Actionverb

To initiate a legal action against someone.

Actionnoun

A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest; the doing of something; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; the effect of power exerted on one body by another; agency; activity; operation; as, the action of heat; a man of action.

‘One wise in council, one in action brave.’;

Actionnoun

An act; a thing done; a deed; an enterprise. (pl.): Habitual deeds; hence, conduct; behavior; demeanor.

‘The Lord is a Good of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.’;

Actionnoun

The event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary, forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition; the unfolding of the drama of events.

Actionnoun

Movement; as, the horse has a spirited action.

Actionnoun

Effective motion; also, mechanism; as, the breech action of a gun.

Actionnoun

Any one of the active processes going on in an organism; the performance of a function; as, the action of the heart, the muscles, or the gastric juice.

Actionnoun

Gesticulation; the external deportment of the speaker, or the suiting of his attitude, voice, gestures, and countenance, to the subject, or to the feelings.

Actionnoun

The attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted.

Actionnoun

A suit or process, by which a demand is made of a right in a court of justice; in a broad sense, a judicial proceeding for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offense.

Actionnoun

A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds; hence, in the plural, equivalent to stocks.

‘The Euripus of funds and actions.’;

Actionnoun

An engagement between troops in war, whether on land or water; a battle; a fight; as, a general action, a partial action.

Actionnoun

The mechanical contrivance by means of which the impulse of the player's finger is transmitted to the strings of a pianoforte or to the valve of an organ pipe.

‘To poke the fire is an act, to reconcile friends who have quarreled is a praiseworthy action.’;

Actionnoun

something done (usually as opposed to something said);

‘there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions’;

Actionnoun

the state of being active;

‘his sphere of activity’; ‘he is out of action’;

Actionnoun

a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong

Actionnoun

an act by a government body or supranational organization;

‘recent federal action undermined the segregationist position’; ‘the United Nations must have the power to propose and organize action without being hobbled by irrelevant issues’; ‘the Union action of emancipating Southern slaves’;

Actionnoun

a military engagement;

‘he saw action in Korea’;

Actionnoun

a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings);

‘the action of natural forces’; ‘volcanic activity’;

Actionnoun

the series of events that form a plot;

‘his novels always have a lot of action’;

Actionnoun

the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism;

‘the piano had a very stiff action’;

Actionnoun

the trait of being active and energetic and forceful;

‘a man of action’;

Actionnoun

the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field;

‘the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds’; ‘gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible’;

Actionverb

institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against;

‘He was warned that the district attorney would process him’; ‘She actioned the company for discrimination’;

Actionverb

put in effect;

‘carry out a task’; ‘execute the decision of the people’; ‘He actioned the operation’;

Actionnoun

the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim

‘ending child labour will require action on many levels’; ‘strike action was threatened’;

Actionnoun

the way in which something such as a chemical has an effect or influence

‘the seeds require the catalytic action of water to release heat’;

Actionnoun

short for industrial action

‘the rank and file want to call the action off’;

Actionnoun

the events represented in a story or play

‘the action is set in a country house’;

Actionnoun

exciting or notable activity

‘the weekend sporting action begins on Saturday’; ‘people in media want to be where the action is’;

Actionnoun

used by a film director as a command to begin

‘lights, camera, action’;

Actionnoun

a thing done; an act

‘she frequently questioned his actions’;

Actionnoun

a gesture or movement

‘his actions emphasized his words’;

Actionnoun

the way in which something works or moves

‘the weapon has a smooth action’;

Actionnoun

the mechanism that makes a machine or instrument work

‘a piano with an escapement action’;

Actionnoun

armed conflict

‘servicemen listed as missing in action during the war’;

Actionnoun

a military engagement

‘a rearguard action’;

Actionnoun

legal proceedings; a lawsuit

‘a civil action for damages’;

Actionverb

take action on; deal with

‘your request will be actioned’;

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