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ACT is an acronym standing for Action Counters Terror. It is believed that it originated either with the military or the emergency services, where personnel are trained to overcome fear and inertia by taking action until this becomes an automatic response. ACT demonstrates that people are capable of really remarkable deeds and that obstacles and difficulties can be beaten when they are confronted. ACT shows that fears and self-doubt can be reduced or eliminated and that forward-looking action can overcome habit and inertia to produce something new and start the process of change.
Donโ€™t procrastinate, ACT!
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An acronym standing for Action Conquers Terror. It is unclear whether this was originally a military acronym, where personnel are trained to overcome fear by action until this becomes automatic. It does, however, highlight that people are capable of far more than they realise, and that fears can be beaten when they are confronted. Action show fears and self-doubt as merely a question of attitude; forward-looking action overcomes habit and inertia to produce something new and is the simplest way to start the process of change.
Don't just sit there worrying about it, do something! ACT!
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(1) (also ACT Assessment) A standardized test, administered mostly in the midwestern United States by the ACT organization. ACT stood for American College Testing until 1996 when, in a similar manner to the SAT, it shortened its name to ACT to "better reflect the broad range of services" they offer to high school students.

(2) An abbreviation for Australian Capital Territory, which contains Canberra, Australia's capital (NOT Sydney).
(1) I have taken the ACT 3 times.
(2) CANBERRA, ACT - In a landmark vote, Australia's Parliament voted to allow compressed soybean oil to be sold on the open market provided its packaging...
by Thor Rudebeck August 23, 2004
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Short for Actavis, a brand name prescription cough syrup containing codeine and promethazine; See lean
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An SAT-style test that's so baller easy that someone like me who says "baller" can manage to get a 31.
Bob: I studied for the SAT since October and I got a 1670.
Danny: I got a 31 on the ACT and I studied in while driving on the freeway to school that morning.
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the worst test ever. suppose to kill you and make sure you wont pass in life. a test in school to see if you can remember stuff you wont ever use in later in life EVER.
Hey did u pass the ACT?
No it made sure it ruined my future plans in life.
by grizzzzzy March 01, 2011
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