Nouns denoting acts or actions

turn
the act of turning away or in the opposite direction
 
incorporation
including by incorporating
 
bowdlerization
the act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent
 
Little Office
a Roman Catholic office honoring the Virgin Mary; similar to but shorter than the Divine Office
 
hyperventilation
an increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued
 
retailing
the activities involved in selling commodities directly to consumers
 
scrimmage
(American football) practice play between a football team's squads
 
end
the part you are expected to play
 
channelization
management through specified channels of communication
 
psychometric test
any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
 
approach
a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green
 
mastering
the act of making a master recording from which copies can be made
 
overreaction
an excessive reaction; a reaction with inappropriate emotional behavior
 
rainmaking
activity intended to produce rain
 
immobilizing
the act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement
 
home run
something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal
 
arbitrage
a kind of hedged investment meant to capture slight differences in price; when there is a difference in the price of something on two different markets the arbitrageur simultaneously buys at the lower price and sells at the higher price
 
film festival
a cinematic festival that features films (usually films produced during the past year)
 
Battle of the Little Bighorn
a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876); Custer was pursuing Sioux led by Sitting Bull; Custer underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command
 
means
thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end
 
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