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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishactingact‧ing1 /ˈæktɪŋ/ adjective   acting manager/head teacher/director etc
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actingUnder acting captain Neil Fairbrother, they managed 48 overs in the 205 minutes allowed for 55 overs.While Kershaw was in the hospital Saunders became acting chairman.Mrs Hamilton has been appointed acting head of the school until a permanent replacement can be found.Mr. and Mrs. Dawes were the acting master and matron, and they were not universally popular.His acting successor is the authority's planning director Mr John Harrhy, brother of Gordon.
Related topics: Performing
actingacting2 noun [uncountable]  APACTOR/ACTRESSthe job or skill of performing in plays and filmsdrama
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actingTalking about acting is like boasting about pictures you're going to paint.The chief acting honours, however, go to Jean Marsh as the tense but battle-hardened Miss Madrigal.There is some hammy acting, but the film gives an interesting insight into the gangster scene of the Sixties.Still only sixteen, it looked as if acting would become the career for which Crawford had hoped.Gloria Reuben quit acting to join Tina Turner on stage as a backing singer and dancer.Eventually, though, he singles out Celia Johnson's acting followed by Lean's direction.The acting she did within its framework was almost right.You shouldn't take up acting as a career; it's a very risky business.But they are guidelines to what acting is basically about.
From Longman Business Dictionaryactingact‧ing /ˈæktɪŋ/ adjective acting head/chairman/director etc someone who does an important job while the usual person is not there, or until a new person is chosen for the jobMr Smith is currently acting general manager of the development company.
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