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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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By enacting AB 196 into law, Californians are sending a powerful message that no person can be denied employment or housing based on gender-related characteristics that have nothing to do with their qualifications as employees or tenants.
In enacting the OID rules, Congress assumed that most issuers of discount bonds were deducting a portion of the discount annually, while the holders, many of whom were cash-method individuals, were including the discount in income only on disposition of the bond, if at all.
30) As previously stated, the House Report explains Congress's reasons for enacting section 530 by pointing to difficulties faced by "taxpayers" as a result of the IRS's employment tax audits.
By enacting minimum efficiency standards, Massachusetts will help bring those savings to all of its businesses and consumers.
And, prior to enacting any of the large number of revenue raisers in these proposals, the Institute asked to be informed of who suggested the proposals and what they are intended to pay for.
In addition, in enacting the PFIC rules Congress was also concerned that the tax rules not provide incentives to make investments outside the United States (current taxation is the order of the day for passive investments in the United States).
The Court reasoned that protection against potential abuses (such as overvaluation, burden of disposal and employer substitution of his judgment as to the plan's investment policy) was part of the intended general goal in enacting ERISA along with the specific protection against the plan's becoming primarily obligated to satisfy an encumbrance.