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"acting" in British English

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actingnoun [U]

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

actingadjective

uk   /ˈæk.tɪŋ/  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.
(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/
temporarily performing 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 short time 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 permanent director
(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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