Definition of Human action
1. Noun. Something that people do or cause to happen.
Generic synonyms: Event
Specialized synonyms: Action, Acquiring, Getting, Causation, Causing, Delivery, Obstetrical Delivery, Departure, Going, Going Away, Leaving, Discovery, Find, Uncovering, Disposal, Disposition, Effectuation, Implementation, Egress, Egression, Emergence, Equalisation, Equalization, Leveling, Digging Up, Disinterment, Exhumation, Mitsvah, Mitzvah, Actuation, Propulsion, Recovery, Retrieval, Running Away, Touch, Touching, Nonaccomplishment, Nonachievement, Leaning, Motivating, Motivation, Assumption, Rejection, Forfeit, Forfeiture, Sacrifice, Derivation, Activity, Hire, Wear, Wearing, Assessment, Judgement, Judgment, Production, Stay, Abidance, Residence, Residency, Inactivity, Hinderance, Hindrance, Interference, Stop, Stoppage, Group Action, Distribution, Legitimation, Permissive Waste, Waste, Proclamation, Promulgation, Communicating, Communication, Speech Act
Derivative terms: Act, Actuate, Actuate
Lexicographical Neighbors of Human Action
Literary usage of Human action
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"His psychological analysis, besides the original defect of making self-interest the sole motive of human action, contains many errors. ..."
2. Law as a Means to an End by Rudolf von Jhering (1914)
"He who knows no other motive of human action than egoism will find insoluble riddles confronting him in human life. His own admission, that he is not ..."
3. The Elements of Jurisprudence by Thomas Erskine Holland (1917)
"The common characteristics of the moral sciences, covering as they do collectively the phenomena of human action, using that term in the widest sense, ..."
4. The Philosophical Basis of Theism: An Examination of the Personality of Man by Samue Harris (1883)
"The Uniformity of human action. I. There is a uniformity in human action and a consequent ... Foresight of human action is the prerequisite of far-reaching ..."
5. Applied Sociology: A Treatise on the Conscious Improvement of Society by Society by Lester Frank Ward (1906)
"Yet to this human action the environment opposes its reaction, and it is this interaction of man and his environment, or synergy* that accomplishes the ..."
6. The Reign of Law by George Douglas Campbell Argyll (1873)
"... which exerts a force upon it, and the aggregate of such forces may, in a general sense, be called the laws which determine human action and opinions. ..."