[ in-ter-ak-tiv ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈæk tɪv /
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM interactivein·ter·ac·tive·ly, adverbnon·in·ter·ac·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for noninteractive
/ (ˌɪntərˈæktɪv) /
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
Derived forms of interactiveinteractivity, noun
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Cultural definitions for noninteractive
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