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ac·tor / ˈaktər/ • n. a person whose profession is acting on the stage, in movies, or on television. ∎  a person who behaves in a way that is not genuine: in war one must be a good actor. ∎  a participant in an action or process. ORIGIN: late Middle English (originally denoting an agent or administrator): from Latin, ‘doer, actor,’ from agere ‘do, act.’ The theater sense dates from the 16th cent.

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actor †steward XIV (in Wycl. Bible Gal. 4: 2 a literalism; later Sc. XV–XVII); †pleader XV; doer XV; stage-player XVI. — L. āctor, f. āct- (see ACT). Cf. (O)F. acteur, and see -OR1.
Hence actress XVI.

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Actor

Actor An object-oriented language used to develop applications for Microsoft Windows. Confusingly it is not an actor language.

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actor

actor, social actor See ACTION THEORY; AGENCY; SELF; SUBJECT.

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actorattar, batter, bespatter, chatter, clatter, flatter, hatter, Kenyatta, latter, matamata, matter, natter, patter, platter, ratter, regatta, satyr, scatter, shatter, smatter, spatter, splatter, yatter •abstractor, actor, attractor, compactor, contractor, enactor, exactor, extractor, factor, infractor, protractor, redactor, refractor, tractor, transactor •Atlanta, banter, canter, infanta, levanter, manta, ranter, Santa, tam-o'-shanter •adaptor, captor, chapter, raptor •Antofagasta, aster, Astor, canasta, Jocasta, oleaster, pasta, piastre (US piaster), pilaster, poetaster, Rasta, Zoroasterdragster, gagster •Baxter • prankster • hamster •gangsta, gangster •malefactor • benefactor •pitter-patter • subcontractor •chiropractor

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