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"inactive" in British English

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inactiveadjective

uk   /ɪnˈæk.tɪv/ us   /ɪnˈæk.tɪv/
(Definition of inactive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inactive" in American English

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inactiveadjective

us   /ɪnˈæk·tɪv/
doing nothing: Knee surgery will keep him physically inactive for two months. About half of the club members are inactive.
inactivity
noun [U] us   /ˌɪn·ækˈtɪv·ɪ·t̬i/
The journey was long, and he found the inactivity boring.
(Definition of inactive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inactive" in Business English

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inactiveadjective

uk   /ɪnˈæktɪv/ us  
doing nothing or not doing what you have usually done: an inactive member of an advisory board Voters who have not participated in an election in three years are considered inactive. People are classed as economically inactive if they are not seeking work or not available to work.
STOCK MARKET not buying or selling very much: Many Tokyo investors were inactive ahead of Friday's special quotation.
not operating or being used: The company is inactive rather than insolvent. an inactive company/entity an inactive quarry/oil rig
(Definition of inactive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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