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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Actor  \Ac"tor\,  n.  [L.  actor,  fr  agere  to  act.] 
  1.  One  who  acts  or  takes  part  in  any  affair;  a  doer. 
 
  2.  A  theatrical  performer;  a  stageplayer. 
 
  After  a  well  graced  actor  leaves  the  stage.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Law) 
  a  An  advocate  or  proctor  in  civil  courts  or  causes. 
  --Jacobs. 
  b  One  who  institutes  a  suit;  plaintiff  or  complainant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  actor 
  n  1:  a  theatrical  performer  [syn:  {histrion},  {player},  {thespian}, 
  {role  player}] 
  2:  a  person  who  acts  and  gets  things  done  "he's  a  principal 
  actor  in  this  affair";  "when  you  want  something  done  get  a 
  doer";  "he's  a  miracle  worker"  [syn:  {doer},  {worker}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Actor 
 
    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. 
 
  ["Actor  Does  More  than  Windows",  E.R.  Tello,  Dr  Dobb's  J 
  13(1):114-125  (Jan  1988)]. 
 
  (1994-11-08) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  actor 
 
  1.    In  {object-oriented}  programming,  an  {object} 
  which  exists  as  a  {concurrent}  process. 
 
  2.    In  {Chorus},  the  unit  of  resource 
  allocation. 
 
  (1994-11-08) 
 
 




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