from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A putting in motion or operation; communication of active energy or force.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A bringing into action; movement.

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  • noun The act of putting into motion.

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

  • noun the act of propelling


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actuate +‎ -ion


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  • As a babe is without malice negatively, so you must be positively and by actuation, that is, full of love and meekness; as the babe is unresisting, so must you be docile, and so on.

    The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Henry Nelson Coleridge 1820

  • This has resulted in interaction and actuation which is characteristic for …

    IEEE Spectrum 2010

  • The CVT automatic transmission is also excellent, with easy gear actuation with the gated shifter.

    Quad 2009 ATV Buyers Guide 2009

  • It has a 499cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine with electric start and electric 2WD/4WD actuation.

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  • PSA offers fire suppression, sensing, electric power, electric actuation and security products, with 57% of its revenue generated in civil aerospace and 43% in military markets.

    Meggitt to Buy PSA for $685 Million Jonathan Buck 2011

  • Many Spanish jurists critized Garzón´s actuation not because they didn´t want to investigate Franquism, but because Franco and his colleagues died years ago and in Spain itsn´t possible to open a criminal prosecution if responsible for an alleged crime is dead (115 LECRim).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Judge Baltazar Garzón Indicted 2010

  • In retrospect, FL flunked your first test when he admitted few years ago that conception is a design actuation event as in designer intervention.

    You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals - The Panda's Thumb 2010

  • The Razer Onza Professional Gaming Controller for Xbox 360 is created to improve the players Xbox 360 gaming experience with a series of special features, including Razer Hyperesponse buttons, designed to give faster actuation and a crisp, tactile feel.

    Gaming - 2010

  • The normal actuation of the parachute of the crew would, almost always occur only by the crew members ejection from the aircraft.

    19 New POW Cases 2008

  • A modern blow out preventer for an undersea well consists of a series or "stack" of several different valves, with different methods of actuation, and a control system.

    Dr. Philip Neches: Gulf Oil Spill: Meet the Blow Out Preventer 2010


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