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.
- in·ter·ac·tive·ly, adverb
- non·in·ter·ac·tive, adjective
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How to use interactive in a sentence
It has partnered, and bought a stake in, Israeli video-production company Eko, which has developed things like interactive toy catalogs for Walmart.
An interactive flood map produced by USGS shows most of the land surrounding the sports arena would be inundated if the sea rose just over four feet.Nobody’s Talking About the Sports Arena Flood Zone | MacKenzie Elmer | August 19, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
An interactive from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History offers close looks at ancient bones to show how early humans ate — and got eaten.
We have made those additions, but subsequent changes will be tracked only in our interactive.Why We’re Planning For An Election Day That Could Last Months | Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com) | August 14, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Literature in the 14th century, Strohm points out, was an intimate, interactive affair.A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings | Wendy Smith | December 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“We truly are interactive and open to everyone,” Peterman told me.
We see the value in having an interactive platform, where anyone can share their point of view.
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 | Aurora Snow | October 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their playful exhibitions are often meant to be interactive and instill a childlike sense of joy in the viewer.
We can conceive of few books more useful and interactive to the average boy than this.Queer Stories for Boys and Girls | Edward Eggleston
The causes of pathologic and accidental abortion are very numerous and often interactive.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation | Austin O'Malley
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.
British Dictionary definitions for interactive
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
- interactivity, noun
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Cultural definitions for interactive
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