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interactive

adjective in·ter·ac·tive \-ˈak-tiv\

: designed to respond to the actions, commands, etc., of a user

: requiring people to talk with each other or do things together

Full Definition of INTERACTIVE

1
:  mutually or reciprocally active
2
:  involving the actions or input of a user; especially :  of, relating to, or being a two-way electronic communication system (as a telephone, cable television, or a computer) that involves a user's orders (as for information or merchandise) or responses (as to a poll)
in·ter·ac·tive·ly adverb
in·ter·ac·tiv·i·ty \-ak-ˈti-və-tē\ noun
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First Known Use of INTERACTIVE

1832

Other Computer-Related Terms

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INTERACTIVITY Defined for Kids

interactive

adjective in·ter·ac·tive \ˌin-tər-ˈak-tiv\

Definition of INTERACTIVE for Kids

:  designed to be used in a way that involves the frequent participation of a user <interactive Web sites>
in·ter·ac·tive·ly adverb

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