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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' e-mail 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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As barriers to enacting meaningful behaviors increase, so too does the difficulty of making the identity standard congruent with the reflected appraisal.
One of the most common barriers to enacting meaningful roles in the prison setting is the large power imbalance (as per decisions on what father-child interactions will occur) between the father and those who are caring for his children.
Before enacting new legislation, the Finance Committee is right to ask whether there are additional steps that can be taken under current law.
Surely before enacting a greatly expanded section 269 to disallow deductions, credits, exclusions, or other allowances obtained in tax shelter transactions (or before codifying the business purpose doctrine or economic substance test), the Treasury Department and the IRS should be called into account for its current use -- or disuse -- of section 269.
AAA is now focused on enacting this life-saving legislation in Montana as well as strengthening existing GDL laws.
The tax law itself is replete with examples of Congress enacting requirements with too little -- not too much -- information.
Controversy would inevitably arise over the types of expenditures included within the definition of lobbying In enacting section 162(e), Congress wisely sought to quell such controversies.
Rightly or wrongly, Congress in enacting section 530 perceived certain hardships to employers as a result of the IRS's aggressive employment tax audits.
We submit that such loans are a far cry from the indefinite, long-term repatriation of earnings envisioned by Congress in enacting section 956.
By enacting minimum energy efficiency standards, Massachusetts will not only save itself considerable money, but improve the air quality as well," Sosland said.
With recent volatile world events, and a need to achieve independence from foreign energy sources, "Energy policy is prominent once again, and enacting minimum energy efficiency standards can help Massachusetts lead the way," he said.
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.