how to pronounce active


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active is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of active in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… in a in a pretty active way and so we …”

meanings of active


  1. Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy.
  2. Not passive.
  3. (heading, grammar) About verbs.
  4. Brisk; lively.
  5. Implying or producing rapid action.
  6. In action; actually proceeding; working; in force.
  7. Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble.
  8. Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative.
  9. Requiring or implying action or exertion.
  10. Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive.
  11. Eligible to be processed by a compiler or interpreter.
  12. Emitting hot materials, such as lava, smoke, or steam, or producing tremors.
  13. Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.
  14. Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting;—opposed to passive, that receives.
  15. Applied to a form of the verb; — opposed to passive. See active voice.
  16. (of a homosexual man) enjoying a role in anal sex in which he penetrates, rather than being penetrated by his partner.


  1. A person or thing that is acting or capable of acting.
  2. Any component that is not passive. See Passivity (engineering).

active frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word active occurs in english on average 43.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics active can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that active can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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