interactive

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

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)

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Other words from interactive

interactively adverb
interactivity \ˌin-tər-ak-ˈti-və-tē \ noun

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Over the last weeks my colleague Jana Riess has been using it to run an interactive devotion. David Van Biema, Time, "The Way People Experience Emotion Evolves Over Time. Recognizing That Fact Has Changed Our Understanding of the Past," 19 Mar. 2018 Theater can be passive as the audience watches what unfolds, but Orland Park Theatre Troupe’s latest production offers an interactive experience. Jessi Virtusio, Daily Southtown, "Audience assists in solving ‘Touchtone 'M' for Murder’ mystery in Orland Park," 6 July 2018 The basketball arenas at UNLV will play host to the on-court action and the Thomas and Mack Center concourse was transformed into an interactive NBA experience. The Heat Index, azcentral, "NBA Summer League: Jerry West, Steve Ballmer, and Mark Cuban walk into an arena...," 6 July 2018 Music by Italian immigrants and Italian-Americans plays throughout the exhibit to create an interactive experience, highlighting the artistic impact of an immigrant creative community in the first half of 20th century America. Aerin Reed, Town & Country, "A New Exhibit at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence Highlights the Designer's Life in Hollywood," 5 July 2018 Visitors wishing to celebrate the new calf and her giraffe herd should check out the L.A. Zoo’s website for information about interactive feeding experiences and more. Saryn Chorney, PEOPLE.com, "L.A. Zoo's New Baby Masai Giraffe Arrives Just in Time to Celebrate World Giraffe Day," 21 June 2018 The store features touch-screen kiosks offering consumers an interactive experience to see and feel bags in different colors and prints. baltimoresun.com, "Bag retailer Lug opens at BWI Marshall Airport," 8 June 2018 Bad Robot previously dabbled in games and interactive experiences, but the new division appears to be a more concerted effort. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is launching a video game division backed by Tencent," 7 June 2018 On the Yellow website, Snap lays out three areas of interest that are in line with what a lot of tech companies are putting money towards these days — augmented reality, interactive experiences on mobile, and narrative storytelling. Madeline Buxton, refinery29.com, "Got An Idea? You Could Get $150,000 From Snap," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of interactive

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of interactive was in 1832

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interactive

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of interactive

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

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

interactive

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

Kids Definition of interactive

: designed to be used in a way that involves the frequent participation of a user interactive Web sites

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