actuation

Definitions of actuation
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n the act of propelling

Synonyms:
propulsion
Types:
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launch, launching
the act of propelling with force
launching
the act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time
drive, driving force, thrust
the act of applying force to propel something
bowl, roll
the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
throw
the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
push, pushing
the act of applying force in order to move something away
pull, pulling
the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
heave, lift, raise
the act of raising something
ejection, expulsion, forcing out, projection
the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
jump, jumping
the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
lob
the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc
rolling, wheeling
propelling something on wheels
shooting, shot
the act of firing a projectile
dribble, dribbling
the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
rocket firing, rocket launching
the launching of a rocket or missile under its own power
firewall
(colloquial) the application of maximum thrust
impetus, impulse, impulsion
the act of applying force suddenly
bowling
(cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman
fling
the act of flinging
heave, heaving
throwing something heavy (with great effort)
cast, hurl
a violent throw
leaner
(horseshoes) the throw of a horseshoe so as to lean against (but not encircle) the stake
flip, pass, toss
(sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
pitch
the action or manner of throwing something
delivery, pitch
(baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
ringer
(horseshoes) the successful throw of a horseshoe or quoit so as to encircle a stake or peg
shy
a quick throw
slinging
throwing with a wide motion (as if with a sling)
throw-in
(rugby) an act or instance of throwing a ball in to put it into play
depression
pushing down
jog, nudge
a slight push or shake
press, pressing, pressure
the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
shove
the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something)
drag
the act of dragging (pulling with force)
draw, haul, haulage
the act of drawing or hauling something
jerk, tug
a sudden abrupt pull
draft, draught, drawing
the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
deracination, excision, extirpation
the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
pluck
the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
traction
(orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special way during healing
belch, belching, burp, burping, eructation
a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
belching
the forceful expulsion of something from inside
coughing up
the act of expelling (food or phlegm) by coughing
expectoration, spit, spitting
the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
disgorgement, emesis, puking, regurgitation, vomit, vomiting
the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
header
a headlong jump (or fall)
hop
the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
bounce, bound, leap, leaping, saltation, spring
a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
hurdle, vault
the act of jumping over an obstacle
jumping up and down
jumping in one spot (as in excitement)
shoot
the act of shooting at targets
countershot
a return shot; a retaliatory shot
discharge, firing, firing off
the act of discharging a gun
gunfire, gunshot
the act of shooting a gun
headshot
a shot aimed at a person's head
shellfire
shooting artillery shells
potshot
a shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter)
double dribble
an illegal dribble in basketball (the player uses both hands to dribble or the player starts to dribble a second time after coming to a stop)
capriole
(dressage) a vertical jump of a trained horse with a kick of the hind legs at the top of the jump
boost
the act of giving a push
flip
a sudden, quick movement
Type of:
act, deed, human action, human activity
something that people do or cause to happen

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