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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' email 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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The demands were based on two interrelated circumstances that ACT UP deemed unacceptable for research subjects: the failure of drug companies to follow the bioethical rules outlined in the Belmont Report, and corporate justifications for hiding clinical data (ACT UP, 1988).
ACT UP discovered early in 1988 that more than forty aids drugs had been approved for clinical trials but that thirty-nine of those trials had almost no patients in them.
The single most important organization, without question, was ACT UP, which introduced a vibrancy and flair to street politics that the left had lost, and created a new ethos of activism that was at once profoundly radical and pragmatic.
Both ACT UP Philadelphia and ACT UP New York are part of the Health GAP Coalition, a network of AIDS and trade activists formed in 1999 when its members realized that no organization existed within the United States focusing exclusively on the global AIDS epidemic.
The members of ACT UP were cognizant that holding meetings and disseminating information within their own communities was not enough.
ACT UP's own multiheaded approach, in all of its actions, was designed precisely so that the project as a whole could not be defeated, a web approach that preceded a web reality.
After briefly chronicling the relative neglect of the body in criticism of social movement protests, I will perform close readings of the bodies in the performances of Earth First!, ACT UP, and Queer Nation.
So while black leather jackets and militant T-shirts remain ACT UP's fashion statement, the conference showed the less glamorous side of AIDS activism as P.W.A.s, some of them quite ill, hunkered down next to interested scientists to compare notes.
MN: We decided we wanted to function independently, but we asked ACT UP for a percentage of the profits from sales of T-shirts with our images printed on them.
The virtue of postmodernism for ACT UP is that it has encouraged the organization to insinuate itself like a computer virus into electronic information systems hitherto available only to the power elite.
That's how I attended ACT UP's first demonstration, on Wall Street on March 24, 1987, protesting the role of corporate interests in guiding the FDA drug-approval process and the greed of the pharmaceutical companies poised to make a killing off the drugs we desperately needed.
There are many other problems inherent in the agency's approval process that the new regulations do not address, and ACT UP argues that "the F.D.A.