ALL meanings of actives'

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  • adjective actives' engaged in action; characterized by energetic work, participation, etc.; busy: an active life. 1
  • adjective actives' being in a state of existence, progress, or motion: active hostilities. 1
  • adjective actives' involving physical effort and action: active sports. 1
  • adjective actives' having the power of quick motion; nimble: active as a gazelle. 1
  • adjective actives' characterized by action, motion, volume, use, participation, etc.: an active market in wheat; an active list of subscribers. 1
  • adjective actives' causing activity or change; capable of exerting influence (opposed to passive): active treason. 1
  • adjective actives' effective (opposed to inert): active ingredients. 1
  • adjective actives' Grammar. noting or pertaining to a voice of verbal inflection in which typically the subject of the sentence is represented as performing the action expressed by the verb (opposed to passive): Writes in He writes a letter every day is an active verb form. 1
  • adjective actives' requiring or giving rise to action; practical: an active course. 1
  • adjective actives' (of a volcano) in eruption. 1
  • adjective actives' Accounting. profitable; busy: active accounts. 1
  • adjective actives' requiring personal effort or attention; not automatic: an active alarm system. 1
  • adjective actives' interest-bearing: active paper. 1
  • adjective actives' Medicine/Medical. acting quickly; producing immediate effects: active remedies. 1
  • adjective actives' Sociology. (of a crowd) engaging in purposeful activity, often of a militant nature. Compare expressive (def 4). 1
  • adjective actives' Aerospace. able to transmit signals: an active communications satellite. 1
  • adjective actives' Electronics. (of a device or system) acting as a source of electrical energy, as a generator, or capable of amplifying or converting voltages or currents, as a transistor or diode. 1
  • adjective actives' (of a solar heating system) accumulating and distributing solar heat by mechanical means. 1
  • adjective actives' Military. serving on active duty. 1
  • noun actives' Grammar. the active voice. a form or construction in the active voice. 1
  • noun actives' an active person, member, subscriber, etc.: The circular was mailed only to the actives on our list. 1
  • noun actives' Informal. something showing considerable action or activity: On the stock market there was heavy trading in the actives. 1
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