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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 Getty team and Sachs, a co-artistic director of L.A.'s Fountain Theatre, decided on Greek scholar Anne Carson's new translation, which Sachs calls a "witty, intelligent and utterly actable" update of the classic.
Also new is 'Shakespeare on the page and the stage, Michael Dobson's tracing of shifting attitudes to the question of whether the texts are actable poems or poetic scripts.
Lesley Sharpe documents the contribution of Frau Neuber and Frau Gottsched to the development of German theatre in the first half of the eighteenth century in the context of their difficult collaboration with Gottsched, arguing that 'both were superior to him in imagination and literary talent' and concluding that Frau Gottsched 'guaranteed that there were actable comedies, both original and in translation, for the German theatre in the coming decades'.
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One measure of the project's ambition is that Langworthy has undertaken an entirely new, actable English translation.
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(Forced couplets will instantly make the whole thing sound cliched.) As a poet in his own right, Wilbur may be one of the few translators today who can successfully produce an actable verse translation with the supple vocabulary and fluidity of the Frenc h.