1. Noun.  Something done so as to accomplish a purpose.
  2. Noun.  A way of motion or functioning.
  3. Noun.  A fast-paced activity.
  4. Noun.  A mechanism; a moving part or assembly.
  5. Noun.  (music) : The mechanism, that is the set of moving mechanical parts, of a keyboard instrument, like a piano, which transfers the motion of the key to the sound-making device.Marshall Cavendish Corporation [ ''Growing Up with Science''] p.1079.
  6. Noun.  (slang) sexual intercourse.
  7. Noun.  The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on the guitar.
  8. Noun.  (military) Combat.
  9. Noun.  (legal) A charge or other process in a law court (also called lawsuit and ''actio'').
  10. Noun.  (mathematics) A homomorphism from a group to a group of automorphisms.
  11. Interjection.  Demanding or signifying the start of something, usually an act or scene of a theatric performance.
  12. Verb.  (transitive, management) To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect.
  13. Verb.  (transitive, chiefly) To initiate a legal action against someone.

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