act

(redirected from impulsive act)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
WE WERE never very still failing to accept her truth about the Rainie saga convinced by Mick lying husband's impulsive act -or he'll do it for him.
Andrew Rutter, defending, said: "If ever there was a case where an impulsive act had unintended consequences, it is this.
It was one impulsive act to steal the money, and you pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.
For what could very well have been an impulsive act, Bell was sent on an epic journey across the ocean and into the unknown," Mr.
She had had a fight with her boyfriend and, in an impulsive act of self pity, took a handful of Tylenol (acetaminophen).
Jim Humphrys, defending, said it was an impulsive act and he had committed only the one theft.
The selected sequence sets the story in motion by recounting details of a serial killer's first crime, an impulsive act that becomes the origin of a bizarre 20-year spree of murder and stolen identities that will ultimately require the skill and unique perspective of one of the country's best FBI profilers (played by Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie) to unravel.
I personally am comfortable looking at observable behavior and saying, 'That was an impulsive act.
He added: "There was no material to indicate this was other than an impulsive act.
Mr McCormack said: "Him taking the vehicle and driving in the circumstances that he did was an impulsive act on his behalf and he simply was not thinking clearly.
This was an impulsive act by a man who has significant problems of an alcohol-related nature," she said.
It was an impulsive act and an immediate custodial sentence would be catastrophic for him.