The result of public deliberation; the decision or determination of a legislative body, council, court of justice, etc.; a decree, edit, law, judgment, resolve, award; as, an act of Parliament, or of Congress.
A bill approved by both houses of the legislature and signed by the governor, or allowed to become law without signature, or passed by the legislature over the governor's veto.
A proposed law which has been passed finally by both Houses and becomes law -- whether by approval of the Governor, lack of action by the Governor in the time allowed by the Constitution, or by passage over the Governor's veto by two-thirds vote of the Members elected to both Houses.
Legislation once it has been passed in one legislative body. Acts are generally named, rather than numbered, as bills are. Legislation that has passed both Houses will generally keep this title.
A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.
American College Testing Program is a standardized aptitude test, which tests English, Math, Natural Science and Social Science. It is very similar to achievement tests. It is required by many mid-western and western colleges, and can often be used in lieu of the SAT.
Aptitude/achievement tests taken by grade 11 and 12 students and required by some colleges for admittance. There is a cost to students who take the tests.
An organization that produces standardized admissions tests, including the ACT and PLAN. Some colleges use ACT scores to determine admission eligibility. See Standardized Admissions Tests, Scholastic Assessment Test I.
A performance of part of a play; one of the principal divisions of a play or dramatic work in which a certain definite part of the action is completed.
To perform, as an actor; to represent dramatically on the stage.
To assume the office or character of; to play; to personate; as, to act the hero.
To perform on the stage; to represent a character.
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The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) for the time being in force together with the regulations of the Corporations Act.
Advance corporation tax. An installment of UK Corporation tax, required under UK tax rules. It represents a minimum tax on companies that earn most of their profits overseas.
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The Clean Air Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.). The Act requires EPA to regulate emissions from light-duty vehicles, light-duty trucks, motorcycles, and the engines used in heavy-duty vehicles and heavy-duty trucks. Violations of the Act can result in civil penalties of up to $25,000 per violation.
The Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.)
1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act
The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended (secs.201-903, 52 Stat. 1040 et seq., as amended (21 U.S.C. 321-394)).All definitions in section 201 of the act shall apply to the regulations in this part. [From §820.3(a)
To perform; to execute; to do.
Perform the actions necessary to achieve the goal. These may include control manipulations, utterances, etc.
the collected tricks and routines that you present at a single seating or performance.
a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
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Active control technology
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AVAILABLE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY. For any specific source, the currently available technology producing the greatest reduction of air pollutant emissions, taking into account energy, environmental, economic, and other costs.
To do something when it's your turn, one of: check, call, fold, open bet, and raise. See also action.
To check, call, fold, open bet, and raise when it's your turn.
When its your turn to act, you either check, call, fold, open bet, or raise.
To do something on your turn: make the opening Bet, Check, Call, Fold, or Raise.
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Assertive Community Treatment. sometimes referred to as Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), is a team-based approach to the provision of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services. ACT/PACT models of treatment are built around a self-contained multidisciplinary team that serves as the fixed point of responsibility for all patient care for a fixed group of patients. In this approach, normally used with clients with severe and persistent mental illness, the treatment team typically provides all patient services using a highly integrated approach to care.
Assertive Community Treatment. A form of treatment that encourages people to stay in the community rather than the hospital, and that tries to bring together different types of approaches, services, and professionals. For example, an ACT team might include a social worker who helps a person with housing, a doctor who gives the person medication, a substance abuse specialist who helps the person to stop drinking, and a vocational counselor who helps the person to find a job.
Assertive Community Treatment. ACT programs offer comprehensive community adjustment services for people with mental illness through a coordinated team approach
That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed.
To exert power; to produce an effect; as, the stomach acts upon food.
To exert one's power so as to bring about a result; to carry out a plan or purpose. See EXECUTE, IMPLEMENT, and PERFORM.
To behave or conduct, as in morals, private duties, or public offices; to bear or deport one's self; as, we know not why he has acted so.
behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
Act were a short-lived synthpop group signed to ZTT Records in the late 1980s, and comprising Thomas Leer and ex-Propaganda vocalist Claudia BrÃ¼cken. Besides electropop and disco the group were also influenced by psychedelic rock and musical theatre. Lyrically their songs tended to be concerned with decadence and the moral bankruptcy of the world as they saw it, as summed up in the title of their debut single "Snobbery & Decay" — the cover of which, featuring pictures of Quentin Crisp and Liberace, is pictured on the right.
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