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

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

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actor

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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