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Definition of the noun Acton

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noun - plural: actons

  1. An aketon.


  1. Acton is a suburban town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States about twenty-one miles west-northwest of Boston along Route 2 west of Concord and about ten miles southwest of Lowell. The population was 21,929 at the 2010 census and ranked 35th on the list of highest-income places with a population of at least 10,000. It is bordered by Westford and Littleton to the north, Concord and Carlisle to the east, Stow and Maynard to the south, and Boxborough to the west. Acton became an incorporated town in 1735. The town employs the Open Town Meeting form of government with a Town Manager and an elected, 5-member Board of Selectmen. Acton was named the 16th Best Place To Live among small towns in the country by Money Magazine in 2009 and in 2011. The local high school, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, was named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009.
  2. Acton is an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, near the Antelope Valley. According to the 2010 census, Acton had a population of 7,596.
  3. Acton is a town in York County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,447 at the 2010 census. It includes the villages of Acton, Miller Corner and South Acton. The town is home to the Acton Fairground, which holds the Acton Fair every late summer. It is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area.
  4. Acton is a small village and civil parish lying immediately west of the town of Nantwich in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The civil parish also includes the small settlement of Dorfold and part of Burford, with a total population of a little over 300. It is administered jointly with the adjacent civil parishes of Henhull and Edleston. Historically, Acton refers to a township and also to an ancient parish in the Nantwich Hundred covering a wide area to the west of Nantwich.
  5. Acton is a suburb of Canberra, ACT, Australia. Acton covers an area west of the CBD, bordered by Black Mountain to the west and Lake Burley Griffin in the south. The Australian National University campus covers most of the suburb, though also located in Acton is the National Film and Sound Archive, a branch of the CSIRO and the National Museum of Australia.
  6. Acton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Suffolk. The parish also includes the hamlets of Cuckoo Tye and Newman's Green.
  7. Acton is a small community located in the southeast corner of Marion County, Indiana, and has been included into the city of Indianapolis. The community was named for an early settler, General Acton.
    • also known as Acton, Indiana; Acton, Franklin Township
    • neighborhood of Indianapolis
  8. Acton is a small unincorporated community located about seven miles due east of Granbury on the Brazos River in Hood County, Texas, United States. It is the home of Acton State Historic Site, which is the burial site of Elizabeth Crockett, second wife of Davy Crockett. The site consists of 0.006 acres, which makes it the smallest state park in Texas. The Acton Nature Center of Hood County is open to anyone who enjoys the peace and quiet of nature at its finest. Hiking and bike trails will lead you around the centers 80 acres. Acton is part of the Granbury, Texas Micropolitan Statistical Area. A large portion of the area is in the DeCordova ETJ. Acton/DCBE Fire Department, United Cooperative Services and AMUD provide services to the area.
  9. Acton is a hamlet in the parish of Langton Matravers, on the Isle of Purbeck, in the county of Dorset in the south of England. The hamlet of Acton was built as living quarters for the quarrymen working at the local quarries.
  10. Acton is a hamlet in the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
  11. Acton is a hamlet and townland in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, about a half mile north of Poyntzpass. In the 2011 Census it had a population of 203 people. It is situated within the Armagh City and District Council area.
  12. Acton a.k.a. Acton, Montana: Acton is an unincorporated community in northwestern Yellowstone County, Montana, United States. It has a postal ZIP code and lies along Montana Highway 3 northwest of the city of Billings, the county seat of Yellowstone County.
  13. Acton is an unincorporated community in Taylor County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Route 70 east of the city of Campbellsville, the county seat of Taylor County. Its elevation is 728 feet.
  14. Acton is a small hamlet in Northumberland, north-east England, about 3 miles south of Allendale Town. Acton is usually Anglo-Saxon Old English for "farmstead at the oak tree"; here, though, it is "Acca's farmstead". Acca is an Anglo-Saxon settler's forename.

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  1. Acton is an artwork created by American artist James Turrell in 1976, located in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which is in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America. It consists of two rooms with an aperture between them, carefully illuminated such that the rectangular hole appears to be a flat, gray canvas until closer inspection reveals its three-dimensional nature.
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Phrases with Acton

  1. Acton's Brittlebush
  2. Rhaphiomidas acton
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Google previewThe Layman's Magazine of the Living Church (1940)

by Clifford Phelps Morehouse

Acton is a member of the Church Society for College Work, whose famous slogan, "Episcopalians are denser in the colleges," has impressed upon the American Church the necessity for providing the young men and women in colleges ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics (2006)

by Roy P. Domenico, Mark Y. Hanley

Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg pages rather than the appeal of its political doctrine. Dissolved (although not dismantled) by Leon Blum's Popular Front government in 1936 and disowned by the Bourbon pretender in 1937, Action ...

Google previewDictionary of Twentieth-Century British Philosophers (2005)

2 Volumes by Stuart Brown

Acton is best known as a trenchant critic of Marxism. The Illusion of the Epoch: MarxismLeninism as a Philosophical Creed was first published in 1955. In it Acton criticizes Marxism as a piece of philosophy, rather than as a body of economic ...

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The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. (Lord Acton)
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