Dialog vs Acting - What's the difference?

dialog | acting |

As nouns the difference between dialog and acting

is that dialog is dialogue while acting is an intended action or deed.

As an adjective acting is

temporarily]] assuming the [[duty|duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.

As a verb acting is




Alternative forms

* dialogue


(en noun)
  • A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals.
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=2008 , year_published= , edition= , editor= , author=Peter Kreeft , title=Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=InterVarsity Press , isbn=9780830834808 , page=10 , passage=The purpose of the dialog is not historical accuracy; the argument is all, as it is with Plato's Socrates. }}
  • In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters.
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=2008 , year_published= , edition= , editor= , author=Jay Rose , title=Audio Postproduction for Film and Video , chapter=8 citation , genre=Motion Pictures , publisher=Focal Press , isbn=9780240809717 , page=18- , passage=Besides, a video post room's console is smaller than those used for film, and you couldn't squander a dozen or more channels on dialog . }}
  • A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.
  • * 1475 , Higden's Polychronicon :
  • Seynte Aldelme returnyde to Briteyne..makenge mony noble bookes ... of the rewles of feete metricalle, of metaplasmus, of dialog metricalle.
  • (computing) A dialog box.
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=2010 , year_published= , edition= , editor= , author=John Walkenbach , title=Excel 2010 Bible , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=John Wiley & Sons , isbn=9780470474877 , page=20 , passage=Navigating dialog boxes is generally very easy — you simply click the control you want to activate. }}


    * introspection * monolog * multilog

    Derived terms

    ( conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals) * dialogic * dialogical * dialogically * dialogism * dialogist * dialogistic * dialogistically * dialogize * modal dialog


    (en verb)
  • (informal, business) To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.
  • acting



  • Temporarily]] assuming the [[duty, duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.
  • The Acting Minister must sign Executive Council documents in a Minister's absence.
    Acting President of the United States is a temporary office in the government of the United States.


  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An intended action or deed.
  • Pretending.
  • (drama) The occupation of an actor.
  • (legal) The deeds or actions of parties are called actings to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deeds and actions.