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actuation

[ ak-choo-ey-shuhn ]
/ ˌæk tʃuˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the state or condition of being impelled or moved to action:Research has shown that youth more easily transition to adulthood when they are supported in developing internal actuation and the self-confidence to work toward accomplishing goals.
the state or process of being put into action:A button located on the lightpole allows for pedestrian actuation of the flashing yellow lights.The bottom handles must be either removed or redesigned to prevent unintended actuation in case of an accident.
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