Noun Acto Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acto

Pronunciation:

/ɪɡˈzaktəʊ/

Definition:
1.

noun

A utility knife with a very sharp replaceable blade.
  1. 'Use an X-acto knife to cut an X in the center opening, and fold excess fabric into the back of the plate.'
  2. 'I'm guessing it should be possible to disable the serial number by cutting the CLK line to the EEPROM, which should be easy for anyone with a keen eye and a sharp X-acto knife.'


noun, plural actos[ak-tohz; Spanish ahk-taws]/ˈæk toʊz; Spanish ˈɑk tɔs/(Show IPA). Southwestern U.S.

1. a short, realistic play, usually in Spanish, that dramatizes the social and economic problems of Chicanos.

Origin:
1940s: respelling of the adjective exact + -o.

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