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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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In her notes from the interview, Greenmun reported that the patient appeared "groggy" and "pale," that she had recently experienced a series of seizures, and that after a particularly severe seizure "she felt something snapped, and she attempted to swallow a bottle of medication not her own." According to the notes, the patient stated that "things had piled up" and that "she felt overwhelmed." The patient acknowledged, however, that "taking the overdose was a stupid, impulsive act." She "denie[d] any current suicidal ideation or plan," and indicated that she wanted to go home to rest at her boyfriend's residence.
Suicide is often an impulsive act and may be triggered by a variety of events (e.g., relationship problems, difficulty with schoolwork, hurt feelings), so children who threaten suicide need to be closely monitored.
"Suicide is often an impulsive act. So if a student goes to that balcony and sees that it's closed off, that student might be discouraged from acting on that impulse."
With that realization, I became very active in the local astronomy community, recognized for my work yet still regarded as "Cary's wife." For years I felt like an intruder until an impulsive act altered my path forever.
This is not a spur of the moment impulsive act. It culminates five long years of thought and immigration legalities to move his whole business and family to Fernley, Nevada, just outside Reno.
The earliest reports of Basel's Fasnacht, which begins each year on the Monday following Ash Wednesday, date from 1376 when Duke Leopold III, the lord of the city, held a tournament on Munsterplatz, after which a tumult broke out during which four noblemen were killed and twelve burghers beheaded for their impulsive act. This came to be known as Bose Fasnacht or Evil Fasnacht.
Her impulsive act of conscience sparked a black boycott of the bus system for 381 days, until Montgomery's resistance collapsed and a 27-year-old Martin Luther King Jr.
But, as it has been said, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Aside from morality, the insensitive or, let us say, impulsive act of the father was a classic case of botched human relations.
Suicide among teens is frequently an impulsive act (often involving alcohol and drugs), and ready access to guns increases the chance of success, since people are least likely to survive suicide attempts involving firearms.
Research has shown that suicide is often an impulsive act. Therefore, the scale may not accurately predict temporal changes in suicide risk.
The coroner at 40-year-old Billy's inquest returned an open verdict, saying she could not be sure his death was not a drunken, impulsive act.
Peter Kilgour, defending, said: "This is an impulsive act. He himself has no recollection of the events.