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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-choo-eyt]
    • /ˈæk tʃuˌeɪt/
    • /ækʧʊˈeɪʃn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-choo-eyt]
    • /ˈæk tʃuˌeɪt/

Definitions of actuation word

  • verb with object actuation to incite or move to action; impel; motivate: actuated by selfish motives. 1
  • verb with object actuation to put into action; start a process; turn on: to actuate a machine. 1
  • noun actuation The act of putting into motion. 1
  • noun actuation activation 1

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Origin of actuation

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < Medieval Latin āctuāt(us) reduced to action (past participle of āctuāre), equivalent to Latin āctu(s) (see act) + -ātus -ate1

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Parts of speech for Actuation


actuation popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

actuation usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for actuation

noun actuation

  • desire — A desire is a strong wish to do or have something.
  • thought — Informal. the act or a period of thinking: I want to sit down and give it a good think.
  • motivation — the act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way: I don't understand what her motivation was for quitting her job. Synonyms: motive, inspiration, inducement, cause, impetus.
  • whim — an odd or capricious notion or desire; a sudden or freakish fancy: a sudden whim to take a midnight walk.
  • wish — to want; desire; long for (usually followed by an infinitive or a clause): I wish to travel. I wish that it were morning.

Antonyms for actuation

noun actuation

  • dislike — to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion: I dislike working. I dislike oysters.
  • hate — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
  • hatred — the feeling of one who hates; intense dislike or extreme aversion or hostility.
  • reality — the state or quality of being real.
  • concrete — Concrete is a substance used for building which is made by mixing together cement, sand, small stones, and water.

Top questions with actuation

  • what is actuation?
  • how does a pneumatic actuation system work?

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