- 1. adjective /ˈæktɪŋ/Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.
The Acting Minister must sign Executive Council documents in a Ministers absence.2. noun /ˈæktɪŋ/b) Pretending.
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acting — [ak′tiŋ] adj. 1. adapted for performance on a stage [an acting version of a play] 2. that acts; functioning 3. temporarily taking over the duties (of a specified position) [the acting chairman] n. the act, art, or occupation of performing in… … English World dictionary
Acting — Act ing, a. 1. Operating in any way. [1913 Webster] 2. Doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent. [1913 Webster] || … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Acting — (engl.), vor Offiziers und andern Titeln, soviel wie interimistisch, stellvertretend … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
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acting — adj *temporary, supply, ad interim, provisional … New Dictionary of Synonyms
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