Nouns denoting acts or actions

direct marketing
marketing via a promotion delivered directly to the individual prospective customer
 
alignment
the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
 
learned profession
one of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles
 
anthropophagy
human cannibalism; the eating of human flesh
 
mass spectroscopy
the use of spectroscopy to determine the masses of small electrically charged particles
 
overpayment
the act of paying too much
 
waste of material
a useless consumption of material
 
set
the act of putting something in position
 
recalculation
the act of calculating again (usually to eliminate errors or to include additional data)
 
actinotherapy
(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
 
bite
a portion removed from the whole
 
fluoridation
the addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay)
 
rearrangement
changing an arrangement
 
natural family planning
any of several methods of family planning that do not involve sterilization or contraceptive devices or drugs; coitus is avoided during the fertile time of a woman's menstrual cycle
 
kung fu
a Chinese martial art
 
misconduct
bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
 
extramarital sex
sexual intercourse between individuals who are not married to one another
 
conge
an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
 
Britishism
a custom that is peculiar to England or its citizens
 
paso doble
a ballroom dance in fast duple time
 
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