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