- acting one upon or with the other.
- of or relating to a two-way system of electronic communications, as by means of television or computer: interactive communications between families using two-way cable television.
- (of a computer program or system) interacting with a human user, often in a conversational way, to obtain data or commands and to give immediate results or updated information: For many years airline reservations have been handled by interactive computer systems.
Origin of interactive
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Examples from the Web for interactive
Literature in the 14th century, Strohm points out, was an intimate, interactive affair.A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings
December 25, 2014
We see the value in having an interactive platform, where anyone can share their point of view.
“We truly are interactive and open to everyone,” Peterman told me.
A webcam girl could offer a “hands on” interactive session without ever having to leave the bedroom or swap bodily fluids.Welcome to Oculus XXX: In-Your-Face 3D is the Future of Porn
October 18, 2014
Their playful exhibitions are often meant to be interactive and instill a childlike sense of joy in the viewer.New York City’s New Mystery Art Piece
September 22, 2014
Interactive multimedia are only some of the many media available.
We see many more examples in interactive multimedia, or in the heavy traffic of Internet-based communication.
Regardless of the degree of complexity, the interactive component of orality cannot be maintained in writing.
Interactive TV will undoubtedly contribute even more in this direction.
Interactive education centers, distributed tasks, cooperative efforts, and cultivation and use of all senses do not just happen.
- allowing or relating to continuous two-way transfer of information between a user and the central point of a communication system, such as a computer or television
- (of two or more persons, forces, etc) acting upon or in close relation with each other; interacting
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Word Origin and History for interactive
1832, from interact, probably on model of active. Related: Interactivity.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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