• Actor

    Pronunciation

    • UK IPA: /ˈæk.tə/
    • US IPA: /ˈæk.təɹ/

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    Origin

    From Latin āctor ("doer"), from agere ("to do"). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄκτωρ (aktōr, "leader"), from ἄγω (agō, "lead, carry, convey, bring").

    Noun

    actor

    (plural actors)
    1. A person who performs in a theatrical play or film.
    2. One who acts; a doer.
    3. One who takes part in a situation.
    4. (legal) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.
    5. (legal) One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.
    6. (policy debate) One who enacts a certain policy action.
    7. (software engineering) The entity that performs a role (in use case analysis).

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