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  • countable noun actor An actor is someone whose job is acting in plays or films. 'Actor' in the singular usually refers to a man, but some women who act prefer to be called 'actors' rather than 'actresses'. 3
  • noun actor a person who acts in a play, film, broadcast, etc 3
  • noun actor a person who puts on a false manner in order to deceive others (often in the phrase bad actor) 3
  • noun actor a person who does something or participates in something 3
  • noun actor a person, often, specif., a man, who acts in plays, movies, etc. 3
  • noun Definition of actor in Technology 1.   (programming)   In object-oriented programming, an object which exists as a concurrent process. 2.   (operating system)   In Chorus, the unit of resource allocation. 1
  • noun Technical meaning of actor (language)   An object-oriented language for Microsoft Windows written by Charles Duff of the Whitewater Group ca. 1986. It has Pascal/C-like syntax. Uses a token-threaded interpreter. Early binding is an option. 1
  • noun actor performer 1
  • noun actor participant, agent 1
  • noun actor A person whose profession is acting on the stage, in movies, or on television. 1
  • noun actor a brother of King Augeas, sometimes believed to be the father, by Molione, of Eurytus and Cteatus. 1
  • noun actor A person who performs in a theatrical play or film. 0
  • noun actor One who acts; a doer. 0
  • noun actor One who takes part in a situation. 0
  • noun actor (law) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes. 0
  • noun actor (law) One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant. 0
  • noun actor (policy debate) One who enacts a certain policy action. 0
  • noun actor (software engineering) The entity that performs a role (in use case analysis). 0
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