British pronunciation/ˈækʃən/
American pronunciation/ˈækʃən/
01

used to signal the beginning of an activity, typically a performance

What is the origin and context of use of 'action'?

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The interjection "action" has its origin in gaming and entertainment culture, particularly in the context of video games, movies, and other forms of media. It is often used to exclaim excitement or anticipation for an upcoming event or to prompt someone to take action. The use of "action" as an interjection has also extended beyond its original contexts into everyday language, where it can be used informally to incite excitement, energy, or motivation.

01

the process or state of doing something, often involving physical or mental effort, and typically with a specific purpose or intention

02

the state of being active

03

the act of fighting a war or battle

04

a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

05

a formal or legal process in which it is decided if someone has done something wrong or illegal

06

the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism

07

the trait of being active and energetic and forceful

08

a series of events that are represented in a story or drama

09

the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field

10

an act by a government body or supranational organization

01

put in effect

02

institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

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