ETYM Old Fren. action, Latin actio, from agere to do. Related to Act.
1. Something done (usually as opposed to something said).
2. An act by a government body or supranational organization.
3. The operating part that transmits power to a mechanism.
4. The series of events that form a plot.
5. The state of being active; SYN. activity, activeness.
6. The trait of being active and energetic and forceful.
7. The most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field
ETYM Old Eng. arai, arrai, Old Fren. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, French arroi.
1. An orderly arrangement.
2. An impressive display.
3. An arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics.
4. Especially fine or decorative clothing; SYN. finery, raiment, regalia.
ETYM French, from Latin commissio. Related to Commit.
1. A fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary).
2. A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; SYN. charge, direction.
3. An official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces; SYN. military commission.
4. The act of granting authority to undertake certain functions; SYN. commissioning.
5. The state of being in good working order and ready for operation.
Method of payment for salespeople in which they are given a proportion of the monetary value of every sale they make. Commission payments are a type of piece rate payment.
Usually a worker is paid a basic wage and earns commission on top of that. However, some workers are employed on a commission-only basis where all their earnings are made up of commission payments.
Sinonimi: political machine | simple machine
ETYM French, from Latin machina machine, engine, device, trick, Greek, from mechane means, expedient. Related to Mechanic.
1. Any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks.
2. An intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently.
3. An efficient person.
4. A group that controls the activities of a political party; SYN. political machine.
5. A device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point; SYN. simple machine.
Device that allows a small force (the effort) to overcome a larger one (the load). There are three basic machines: the inclined plane (ramp), the lever, and the wheel and axle. All other machines are combinations of these three basic types. Simple machines derived from the inclined plane include the wedge, the gear, and the screw; the spanner is derived from the lever; the pulley from the wheel.
The principal features of a machine are its mechanical advantage, which is the ratio of load to effort, its velocity ratio, and its efficiency, which is the work done by the load divided by the work done by the effort; the latter is expressed as a percentage. In a perfect machine, with no friction, the efficiency would be 100%. All practical machines have efficiencies of less than 100%, otherwise perpetual motion would be possible.
ETYM Latin motorius that has motion. Related to Motor.
Converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion.
Anything that produces or imparts motion; a machine that provides mechanical power, particularly an electric motor. Machines that burn fuel (gasoline, diesel) are usually called engines, but the internal-combustion engine that propels vehicles has long been called a motor, hence “motoring” and “automobile” were used as early automotive terms. Actually the motor is a part of the automobile engine.
Involving or relating to movements of the muscles.