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 (such 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)
interactivityplay \ˌin-tər-ak-ˈti-və-tē\ noun
Recent Examples of interactive from the Web
Interactive art session and museum exploration for ages 3 and up starting at 3 p.m. at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs.
Use this interactive graphic to see how quickly the small towns in your state are growing.
Other activities include the KC Kite Club and Healthy River Partners interactive booths to showcase river conservation efforts.
Written and produced by James Scruggs, a black man, featuring a mostly black cast, 3/Fifths is a work of interactive theater that immerses its audience in a dystopian theme park called SupremacyLand.
The Expo will also feature a Fitness Zone with interactive track and field events as well as opportunities to win a 2017 Peachtree entry at some sponsor booths.
Meanwhile, Auburn and Florida faculty members will develop a set of interactive computer models with input from farmers, spring and river advocates, water managers and other regional stakeholders.
The event will feature a DJ, dancing, interactive activities, food and ice cream.
The two women would drive their interactive museum to park districts, scout meetings and other places to encourage children to touch and use the exhibits that brought art, science and math to life.
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First Known Use of interactive
INTERACTIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of interactive for English Language Learners
: designed to respond to the actions, commands, etc., of a user
: requiring people to talk with each other or do things together
INTERACTIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of interactive for Students
: designed to be used in a way that involves the frequent participation of a user interactive Web sites
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