Definitions

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  • adjective causing motion or action or change.

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  • verb Present participle of actuate.

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  • adjective 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, Volume 1

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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