non·​in·​ter·​ac·​tive ˌnän-ˌin-tər-ˈak-tiv How to pronounce noninteractive (audio)
: not interactive
especially : not involving or requiring the actions or input of a user
… there is sometimes real value to be gained from the noninteractive story format. Sometimes that television show, or videotape … enlightens us to something beyond the cause and effect of a point-and-click puzzle. Andrew Leonard

Examples of noninteractive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Flash websites were popular, the best intros transitioned the user from watching to clicking, for example by revealing portions of the interface at the end of the noninteractive sequence. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 31 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noninteractive was in 1951

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“Noninteractive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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