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interactive

[in-ter-ak-tiv]
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adjective
  1. acting one upon or with the other.
  2. 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.
  3. (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.
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Origin of interactive

First recorded in 1825–35; inter- + active
Related formsin·ter·ac·tive·ly, adverbnon·in·ter·ac·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for noninteractive

interactive

adjective
  1. 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
  2. (of two or more persons, forces, etc) acting upon or in close relation with each other; interacting
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Derived Formsinteractivity, noun
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Word Origin and History for noninteractive

interactive

adj.

1832, from interact, probably on model of active. Related: Interactivity.

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noninteractive in Culture

interactive

If users receive real-time feedback from a computer so that they can modify the use of the machine, the hardware, software, or content, the system is said to be interactive.

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