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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. causing motion or action or change;
[syn: activating(a), actuating(a)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

actuating \actuating\ adj. prenom. 1. causing motion or action or change Syn: activating(prenominal) [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Actuate \Ac"tu*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Actuated; p. pr. & vb. n. Actuating.] [LL. actuatus, p. p. of actuare, fr. L. actus act.] 1. To put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; -- more commonly used of persons. [1913 Webster] Wings, which others were contriving to actuate by the perpetual motion. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] Men of the greatest abilities are most fired with ambition; and, on the contrary, mean and narrow minds are the least actuated by it. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To carry out in practice; to perform. [Obs.] "To actuate what you command." --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Syn: To move; impel; incite; rouse; instigate; animate. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

actuating adj 1: causing motion or action or change [syn: activating(a), actuating(a)]




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