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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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Many act up chapters boycotted the meeting to protest a new piece of Jesse Helms legislation that barred anyone with the virus from entering the US.
He told the scientists that they should now consider themselves members of act up, and that in order for him to beat the virus, he needed their help.
The members of ACT UP were cognizant that holding meetings and disseminating information within their own communities was not enough.
ACT UP had been around and making news for two years before my folly collided with their reality in September 1989.
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.
In many ways--in their teaching, writing, activism, and artmaking--those interviewed seemed to feel that ACT UP supplied meaning to everything they had done since, because they had had the experience of working collectively on something "utterly urgent, completely improvised, totally responsive and nimble [and] highly intelligent," said Tom Kalin.
Nor is the membership of ACT UP in complete agreement about how many issues they are ready to tackle.
DC: In other words, Gran Fury began as an ad hoc committee of ACT UP members, then broke away from the larger organization, just as, later, members of the ACT UP Treatment and Data Committee split off from the larger group to form TAG, the Treatment Action Group, and the PWA Housing Committee evolved into Housing Works.
Despite its sensitive postmodern ecology of images and representations (reflected so accurately-at times, so immodestly-in AIDS Demo Graphics), ACT UP is too in love with the act of demonstrating as an end in itself, with gazing fondly at its own reflection in the mirror the media conveniently provide.
People came to ACT UP because they were sick or because their lovers were sick.
But the cofounder of an ACT UP progeny, Queer Watch, says ACT UP's obituary may be premature.
ACT UP embodied the passion, communal spirit, creativity, and courage that attracts people to political activism.