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Definition 1: the performance of a part or role in a drama - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for acting in the sense of this definition

(acting is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(acting is a kind of ...) arts or skills that require public performance

(... is a kind of acting ) imitating the mannerisms of another person

(... is a kind of acting ) acting a particular role (as in psychotherapy)

(... is a kind of acting ) performing a role in an event that occurred at an earlier time

"the reenactment of the battle of Princeton"

(... is a kind of acting ) ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct

"heroics are for those epic films they make in Hollywood"

(... is a kind of acting ) poor acting by a ham actor

(... is a kind of acting ) a short theatrical episode

(... is a kind of acting ) acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture

(... is a kind of acting ) incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect

"his business with the cane was hilarious"

(... is a kind of acting ) a performance using gestures and body movements without words

(... is a kind of acting ) an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed

(... is part of acting) the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment

"we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal" "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"

Definition 2: serving temporarily especially as a substitute - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where acting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the acting president

(acting is similar to ...) not permanent; not lasting

"politics is an impermanent factor of life" "impermanent palm cottages" "a temperary arrangement" "temporary housing"

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