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act

1. the formally codified result of deliberation by a legislative body; a law, edict, decree, statute, etc.
2. a formal written record of transactions, proceedings, etc., as of a society, committee, or legislative body
3. a major division of a dramatic work
4. 
a. a short performance of skill, a comic sketch, dance, etc., esp one that is part of a programme of light entertainment
b. those giving such a performance
5. Philosophy an occurrence effected by the volition of a human agent, usually opposed at least as regards its explanation to one which is causally determined

ACT

(in New Zealand) Association of Consumers and Taxpayers: a small political party of the right

act

  1. to carry out or perform any unit or sequence of social behaviour. See ACTION.
  2. to play or act out social roles as if on a stage. See DRAMATURGY.
  3. any unit of ACTION or behaviour.
  4. the ‘accomplished act’ rather than the process of social action (Schutz, 1972). See also ACTION.

ACT.

On drawings, abbreviation for “actual.”

ACT

(software)

ACT

(company)

Act

A very popular customer relationship management (CRM) application for Windows from Swiftpage ACT! LLC (www.act.com). Officially titled with an exclamation point, reps use Act! to review the notes they previously took along with their customers' e-mail messages and Facebook profiles. A Mac version, now discontinued, was offered earlier.

Act! integrates with popular applications and enables customer reps to access the data simultaneously. Cloud and hosted versions along with custom solutions are also available.

Originally a DOS program for contact names, Act! debuted in 1987 from Conductor Software, later renamed Contact Software International. Although Act!'s ownership changed several times, it evolved into a comprehensive application for the sales professional to organize and track customer details. The product moved from Contact Software to Symantec to SalesLogix (renamed Interact Commerce) to the Sage Group and then Swiftpage in 2013.


An Act! Contact Record
These screen shots from an earlier version of Act! show each contact in a name and address record (top) from which activities are scheduled (bottom right). Activity history is on the bottom left.
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He described taking the photo as an impulsive act, a "moment of madness".
In treating impulse control disorders, clinicians need to identify whether the impulsive act is meeting a need in itself or is acting to satisfy some other primary or secondary goal for the patient, Dr.
Fox said the impulsive act came from ``a lot of built-up emotion from that series.
She said it was an impulsive act and that she had no intention of harming her children.
Andrew Alty, defending, said Thomas was genuinely remorseful and that the decision to drive had been an impulsive act.
Recorder Jeremy Freedman told Patterson: "I accept entirely this was an impulsive act, it was unplanned and it was unsophisticated.
Peter Wormald, in mitigation, admitted that Winstone's record was "formidable" but said it was also the case that the offending had become less serious recently, and that hitting Mr Grant with the lock had been a wholly impulsive act.
She added: "It was an impulsive act and he did what he could to put the matter right.
I suspect this may have been an impulsive act, perhaps driven by her low mood.
He added: "He deeply regrets his actions but this was an impulsive act.
Woods's decision to stir the pot (of gold) in public was an improvisational detour from the script, perhaps, but it was not an impulsive act.
An impulsive act could give you cause for later regret, especially if you inadvertently upset someone.