Nouns denoting acts or actions

B-scan ultrasonography
the use of ultrasonography to view structure in the back of the eye
 
tackle
(American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
 
transplantation
an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)
 
decimation
destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)
 
crying
the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
 
Chino-Japanese War
a war between China and Japan (1894 and 1895) over the control of the Korean Peninsula; China was overwhelmingly defeated at Port Arthur
 
prorogation
discontinuation of the meeting (of a legislative body) without dissolving it
 
office
a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities
 
back door
a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position)
 
schooling
the act of teaching at school
 
gold rush
a large migration of people to a newly discovered gold field
 
buyers' market
a market in which more people want to sell than want to buy
 
law enforcement
ensuring obedience to the laws
 
cultivation
the act of raising or growing plants (especially on a large scale)
 
remuneration
the act of paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses
 
callisthenics
the practice of calisthenic exercises
 
finding
the decision of a court on issues of fact or law
 
home run
something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal
 
lunge
the act of moving forward suddenly
 
dry-gulching
the act of killing from ambush
 
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