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 for Direct-acting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Direct-acting \Di*rect"-act`ing\, a. (Mach.)
     Acting directly, as one part upon another, without the
     intervention of other working parts.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Direct-acting steam engine, one in which motion is
        transmitted to the crank without the intervention of a
        beam or lever; -- also called direct-action steam
        engine.
  
     Direct-acting steam pump, one in which the steam piston rod
        is directly connected with the pump rod; -- also called
        direct-action steam pump.
        [1913 Webster]

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