\ˌɪntəɹˈaktɪv], \ˌɪntəɹˈaktɪv], \ˌɪ_n_t_ə_ɹ_ˈa_k_t_ɪ_v]\
Definitions of INTERACTIVE
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A term describing a program whose input andoutput are interleaved, like a conversation, allowing theuser's input to depend on earlier output from the same run.The interaction with the user is usually conducted througheither a text-based interface or a graphical user interface.Other kinds of interface, e.g. using speech recognitionand/or speech synthesis, are also possible.This is in contrast to batch processing where all the inputis prepared before the program runs and so cannot depend onthe program's output.
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