noninteractive

adjective
non·​in·​ter·​ac·​tive | \ ˌnän-ˌin-tər-ˈak-tiv How to pronounce noninteractive (audio) \

Definition of noninteractive

: 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, "Netflix’s 'Skip Intro' Button Makes TV Ever More Like an App," 31 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of noninteractive

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Noninteractive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noninteractive. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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