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English definition of “act”

act

noun [C] (THING DONE)    /ækt/
B2 something that you do: an act of aggression/bravery/madness/terrorism a kind/thoughtless/selfish act The sexual act itself meant little to her. The simple act of telling someone about a problem can help. Primitive people regarded storms as an act of God.Acting and actsDealing with things or people
(Definition of act noun (THING DONE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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