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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

ACT.

On drawings, abbreviation for “actual.”
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ACT

(software)

ACT

(company)
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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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'An Act of Parliament is a necessity to weed out the bad nuts,' PIRAN stated, and called on the government to consider the proposal for NGOs to venture into social enterprises to raise money to fund their projects and programmes in the face of donor fatigue.
At least PS900million of the dead dictator's fortune has been frozen and an Act of Parliament could release it to those bereaved and injured in IRA bombs.
Colin Wilkes, managing director of Durham Markets, said: "Back in 1851, an Act of Parliament led to the creation of the Market Hall, and during the tour there's a chance to find out what Durham was like in the mid-19th century, why the Market Hall was very much needed, and the part it has played in Durham City in the 160 years since."
It contains a framework for running motor sports on closed public roads without needing a costly Act of Parliament to suspend the Road Traffic Act for each event, something Birmingham had to do when it ran the Super Prix from 1986 to 1990.
Section 3 of the Act reads (I have capitalized select phrases): "The provisions of this Act and of any other Act of Parliament or of any Regulations made under this or any other Act of Parliament conferring or imposing jurisdiction, powers, duties or functions on the board shall be LIBERALLY CONSTRUED AND INTERPRETED to the end that the RECOGNIZED OBLIGATION of the people and Government of Canada to those who served their country so well and to their dependents may be fulfilled."
The taxes which should be levied through an act of Parliament are imposed through a statutory regulatory order for which Shah threatened to sue the government on Monday.
You say that it is accepted that the monarch will not veto an Act of Parliament and went back to the year 1707.
By 1836, however, civil marriages were allowed and in 1858 divorce was legalised without the need for an act of Parliament.
John Williamson, the executive director of the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation, told the Interim that maternity benefits were established by an Act of Parliament with the intention of allowing parents to have bonding time with their newborn child.
2009, by virtue of an Act of Parliament. The remaining shares are owned by some 900 small shareholders.
The only way we on Teesside are going to move forward is to regain our old county borough council with our southern border written in stone by an Act of Parliament.
Apologists will object to the word "stole" as it was of course done entirely legally, through enclosure of common land by a then-routine Act of Parliament.