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Meaning of active

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active
             tuberculosis" [ant: {inactive}]
      2: engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; "on
         active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the
         fighting forces" [syn: {active}, {combat-ready},
      3: disposed to take action or effectuate change; "a director who
         takes an active interest in corporate operations"; "an active
         antagonism"; "he was active in drawing attention to their
         grievances" [ant: {inactive}, {passive}]
      4: taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club";
         "he was politically active"; "the participating
         organizations" [syn: {active}, {participating}]
      5: characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler";
         "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"
         [ant: {inactive}]
      6: exerting influence or producing a change or effect; "an
         active ingredient" [ant: {inactive}]
      7: full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an
         active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account"
         [ant: {inactive}]
      8: in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still
         alive"; "an active tradition" [syn: {active}, {alive(p)}]
      9: (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of
         sunspots and flares and radio emissions [ant: {quiet}]
      10: expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic
          function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"
          [ant: {passive}]
      11: (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives
          (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action
          rather than a state of being [syn: {active}, {dynamic}]
          [ant: {stative}]
      12: (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting [ant: {extinct}]
      13: (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active
          volcanos" [ant: {dormant}, {inactive}]
      14: engaged in full-time work; "active duty"; "though past
          retirement age he is still active in his profession" [ant:
      n 1: chemical agent capable of activity [syn: {active agent},
      2: the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of
         the verb is performing the action or causing the happening
         denoted by the verb; "`The boy threw the ball' uses the
         active voice" [syn: {active voice}, {active}] [ant:
         {passive}, {passive voice}]
      3: a person who is a participating member of an organization;
         "the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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