from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A trademark for a standardized college entrance examination.
  • abbreviation Australian Capital Territory

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  • initialism Australian Capital Territory, a federal territory of Australia.
  • initialism A certain standardized college admissions test in the United States, originally called the American College Test.


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  • [Robert Sicular, who appears as the incestuous siblings 'long-suffering father Florio in ACT's production, was a contemporary, but was not in that particular production.] # posted by George Wallace: 8: 25 AM

    You've gotta have heart

  • Now, I believe that ACT is a perfectly ridiculous theory, because it really doesn't mean anything at all to apply the notion of "athleticism" to natural phenomena in general.

    Bunny and a Book

  • But we had to have a certain ACT score to qualify and had to continue to have a good GPA while at school.

    Ferraro & Affirmative Action

  • I hope Reverend Wright returns for the rebound, holds another press conference, ushers in ACT II.

    Obama says he's 'outraged' with pastor's comments

  • According to Green Car Congress, “[t] he CLEAR ACT is designed to lower the cost barriers to implementing alternative fuels and advanced technologies through the use of tax incentives, most of which go directly to the consumer.”

    Archive for » 2005 » April : Sustainablog

  • All of this suggests that the original decisions in ACT III and in Pacifica were on shaky ground, because they assumed that 1464 could be enforced in a way that did not favor one political ideology over another and did not chill very much protected speech.


  • The ban is narrowly tailored because, just as in ACT III, most children are presumed not to be in the audience during the safe harbor.


  • ACT is America Coming Together, the largest voter mobilization project in history.

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • Right now in New York, ACT is calling people in Ohio and taking a brief survey to identify undecided voters.

    Archive 2004-08-01

  • But though Blue Note chief executive Bruce Lundvall wrote Mahanthappa to say he loved ­"Samdhi," the music languished until European label ACT embraced it.

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