Popular action


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Popular action (Law) an action in which any person may sue for penalty imposed by statute.
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In literature:

Generally begins career by actions which are popularly termed showing-off.
"A Pair of Blue Eyes" by Thomas Hardy
His action in starting a contribution for John O'Donnell helped to make him popular.
"Cast Upon the Breakers" by Horatio Alger
He kept to himself and made no effort to regain his lost popularity or to excuse his action.
"Thankful's Inheritance" by Joseph C. Lincoln
In Virginia there soon arose a popular clamor for effective action.
"Pioneers of the Old South" by Mary Johnston
The action of the company, moreover, was doubtless influenced in a greater or less degree by Snyder's popularity.
"History of the Donner Party" by C.F. McGlashan
His popularity with rough people was succeeded by a series of heroic actions which brought him before the eyes of the nation.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII" by John Lord
But Mr. Hoover's action made us about as popular with the Rumanians as the smallpox.
"The New Frontiers of Freedom from the Alps to the Ægean" by Edward Alexander Powell
He was most popular as a cadet and officer and was killed in action at San Juan, Cuba.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
A deservedly popular, domestic remedy, always acceptable, and certain in its action.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
He is always doing kind actions among the peasantry, and the 'Major' is quite the most popular man in this part of the country.
"Under Wellington's Command" by G. A. Henty

In news:

Team Ninja's next game in its popular action series is a collaboration with Mega M. Ninja Gaiden Z Finally Marries Zombies and Ninjas.
Plum Survey Builder Popular among Businesses that Value Actionable Feedback.
Another competitive season of action in the popular and fast-growing Sonoma Bocce Ball Association recently came to a close with the conclusion of summer play in eight SBBA leagues at the courts in Depot Park.
Once a top investigative reporter in China, Deng Fei now writes a popular microblog that moves readers to action.
The most popular toys in stores this year are the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers action figures.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Popular US pizza chain Papa John's faces a $250 million class-action lawsuit for blasting customers with illegal text messages.
Action sports are getting more and more popular on the peninsula.
Critics don't like "Taken 2," but Liam Neeson's action sequel proved twice as popular as the original movie was.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Critics don't like "Taken 2," but Liam Neeson's action sequel proved twice as popular as the original movie was.
The popular online florist, known for deals, is named in a class action complaint alleging the company tacked on charges for months after a purchase.
The popular Action 4 News series 'Pothole Patrol' airs tonight at 10 pm but viewers get to choose where Marcy Martinez goes for next Monday's episode.
Most popular actions include 'posting pictures', 'checking in' and 'updating a status'.Other findings.
" Fable Heroes" is a cute family-friendly introduction to the popular action-RPG series.
Protesters in a lengthening list of countries including Israel, India, Chile, China, Britain, Spain and now the United States all increasingly link their actions explicitly to the popular revolutions that have shaken up the Middle East.
Senior engineering students compete in live-action version of popular game.

In science:

The recently popular tachyonic condensation is a case 8πG R − 2V √1 + 2X : if of our gravity with a form f = 1 based on the string theory, we should regard the field in this action as being written in the unit where the string theory is relevant.
Cosmological perturbations in a generalized gravity including tachyonic condensation
A particular popular discretization is the lattice discretization where the QCD action is discretized on a hyper-cubic lattice with spacing a.
QCD, Chiral Random Matrix Theory and Integrability
During the public action called ”Let us use our heads to play” (an event serving to popularize physics among schoolchildren), we prepared a circular corridor of a diameter of 4.5 m, built with chairs and ropes, see Figure 1.
Walkers on the circle
We continue to use the term "least action principle" here considering its popularity in the scientific community. We know nowadays that the term "optimal action" is more suitable because the action of a mechanical system can have a maximum, or a minimum, or a stationary for real paths.
A probabilistic mechanics theory for random dynamics
We would like however to emphasize that in the note we do not consider Z-actions which are the most popular ob jects of study in ergodic theory, and therefore the problems we mentioned above stay open for the class of Z-actions (and actions of many other groups).
Approximately transitive dynamical systems and simple spectrum