Part of speech: adjective

Operating; officiating; doing ( service) in place of another.

Part of speech: noun

Action; performance.

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Usage examples "acting":

  1. He said, " No acting will be wanted; for here is Trilby." - "George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians", T. Martin Wood.
  2. But in doing that he is acting in a perfectly natural manner. - "The Soul of Man", Oscar Wilde.
  3. Allow me to present my friends, who are at present acting as my officers. - "The Boy Allies Under the Sea", Robert L. Drake.