Action Meanings

As an action we designate, in general terms, the performance of an act or fact, or the effect produced by a particular event in question. The word, as such, comes from the Latin actioactiōnis.

Action is also the possibility of acting in certain areas. For example: “The university council has the capacity to act in cases of administrative corruption.”

In literature, cinema or comic, action refers to the set of events or acts that, chained one after another, make up the plot of a work. For example: “The action of Don Quixote occurs in Spain.”

In painting, on the other hand, action refers to the position that a model takes to be painted. For example: “The action in Las meninas de Velázquez is natural.”

The action is a broad and dynamic concept, used in the most diverse areas of human activity, ranging from social action in sociology, strategic actions in public policies, as well as technical actions and control actions in processes technicians

Action in finance

In economics and finance, the shares are each of the parts in which the capital of a company, society or company is divided, and that is representative of the value of the fractions in which this capital is divided. The holders of these actions, that is, the shareholders, have a set of political rights within the company (vote in decisions, participate in assemblies), and economic rights (receive a portion of the income generated).

Action in law

In law, there is talk of action in reference to the right of a person, be it natural or legal, to access a court or tribunal, make a request or activate a court, in short, to activate the bodies in charge of the administration of justice so that they exercise their functions.

Action in physics

In physics, an action is called a scalar magnitude that allows measuring the product of the energy used in a process for the duration of that process. It is one of the fundamental concepts of physics; It has application in classical mechanics, relativistic mechanics and quantum mechanics. Its unit of measure, according to the International System of Units, is July per second (J/ s).


Thanksgiving is an annual holiday in which people express their thanks to God by celebrating a family dinner. It is traditionally celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November and in Canada on the second Monday of October. In English it is known as Thanksgiving Day.

Poetic action

As a poetic action, a mural-literary phenomenon is known in which literary or optimistic verses or phrases are painted on the city walls. It originated in Mexico in 1996 by Armando Alanis Pulido.