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acting

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

acting

adjective uk   us   /ˈæk.tɪŋ/
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.
Translations of “acting”
in Korean 연기…
in Arabic تَمثيل…
in Portuguese atuação…
in Catalan interpretació…
in Japanese 演技…
in Italian carriera di attore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 表演,演戲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 表演,演戏…
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