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Meaning of “acting” in the English Dictionary

"acting" in British English

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actingnoun [U]

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

actingadjective

uk   us   /ˈæk.tɪŋ/
(Definition of acting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"acting" in American English

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actingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈæk·tɪŋ/
temporarilyperforming someone else's duties: Ms. Lopez-Smith will be the acting ​treasurer.
(Definition of acting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"acting" in Business English

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actingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈæktɪŋ/
doing a ​job for a ​shorttime while the ​person who usually does that ​job is not there: acting chairman/director/president Fisher will ​serve as acting ​director while a ​search is under way to ​name a ​permanentdirector
(Definition of acting from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “acting”
in Arabic تَمثيل…
in Korean 연기…
in Portuguese atuação…
in Catalan interpretació…
in Japanese 演技…
in Chinese (Simplified) 表演,演戏…
in Chinese (Traditional) 表演,演戲…
in Italian carriera di attore…
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