Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of actuate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. causing motion or action or change.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing motion or action or change

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Examples

  • I expected by the coach a new number of an interesting periodical publication, and walked forward on the highway to meet it, with the impatience which Cowper has described as actuating the resident in the country when longing for intelligence from the mart of news. —     The grand debate,

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Nijinsky's later ballets: Le Sacre du Printemps, L'Apres-midi d'un Faune, Jeux, or the idea actuating the Jacques Dalcroze system of Eurhythmics seem to fall more into line with

    Concerning the Spiritual in Art

  • --- J.C. expected by the coach a new number of an interesting periodical publication, and walked forward on the highway to meet it, with the impatience which Cowper has described as actuating the resident in the country when longing for intelligence from the mart of news.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • I expected by the coach a new number of an interesting periodical publication, and walked forward on the highway to meet it, with the impatience which Cowper has described as actuating the resident in the country when longing for intelligence from the mart of news.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • Where, however, acetylene or other gas is flowing through pipes or apparatus there is a loss of energy, indicated by a falling off in the pressure due to friction, or to the performance of work, such as actuating a gas-meter.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • I bet there is some really elegant solution to mechanically actuating something in vacuum from a pressurized environment but I can't think of it immediately.

    Name Node 3 - NASA Watch

  • We all have a vested interest in fostering a commitment to values among our learners, actuating their learning through the urge to the higher fulfillment of self that comes from making "a concrete, positive difference in the lives of other people."

    Arnold M. Eisen: Higher Learning, Citizenship And The Pursuit Of Values

  • Bottom line By practicing how to shift into Neutral and even how to make a panic, ABS-actuating stop, you will be better prepared for a scenario you will hopefully never face.

    Putting a car in Neutral might save your life

  • Point is, that oath of office is not he act that makes one the holder of an office, but rather the actuating authority of law (i.e. Constitutional and statutory legal instruments).

    Durbin: We Still Won't Seat Burris

  • That article requires they take an oath, but that is not what the explicit actuating legal authority for when someone legally has office which is laid out under Amendment XX section 1:

    Durbin: We Still Won't Seat Burris

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