Meaning of acting

act•ing

Pronunciation: (ak'ting), [key]
— adj.
  1. serving temporarily, esp. as a substitute during another's absence; not permanent; temporary: the acting mayor.
  2. designed, adapted, or suitable for stage performance.
  3. provided with detailed stage directions for the performer: an acting version of a play.
—n.
  1. the art, profession, or activity of those who perform in stage plays, motion pictures, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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