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English definition of “acting”

acting

noun [U] uk   /ˈæk.tɪŋ/ us  
the job of performing in films or plays: He wants to get into acting.

acting

adjective uk   /ˈæk.tɪŋ/ us  
acting chairman, manager, etc. someone who does a job for a short time while the person who usually does that job is not there: He'll be the acting director until they can appoint a permanent one.
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