Meaning of “interactive” in the English Dictionary

"interactive" in English

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uk /ˌɪn.təˈræk.tɪv/ us /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈræk.tɪv/

B2 An interactive system or computer program is designed to involve the user in the exchange of information:

an interactive game/video
This is an interactive museum where children can actively manipulate the exhibits.

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adverb uk /ˌɪn.təˈræk.tɪ us /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈræk.tɪ

The program lets you work through a text interactively.

(Definition of “interactive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"interactive" in American English

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us /ˌɪn·təˈræk·tɪv/

involving communication between people or reactions between things that work together:

The ocean and the atmosphere form an interactive system.

An interactive computer program involves the user in the exchange of information while the computer is in operation:

interactive software/technology
adverb /ˌɪn·tərˈæk·tɪv·li/

(Definition of “interactive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"interactive" in Business English

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uk /ˌɪntərˈæktɪv/ us

IT used to describe a system or computer program that is designed to allow the user to exchange information with it:

Customers touch the screen on the interactive display to check if a product is in stock.
We produce interactive games for small children.
interactive with sb The program is interactive with the user.

used to describe two things that affect each other when they are put together:

be interactive with sth The level of service is interactive with the cost structure.

involving communication between people:

an interactive training workshop
adverb /ˌɪntəˈræktɪvli/ /-ṱɚ-/

Customers can buy products interactively through the website.

(Definition of “interactive” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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