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  • 1 Active — Ac tive, a. [F. actif, L. activus, fr. agere to act.] 1. Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; opposed to {passive}, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind.… …

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  • 2 active alive — existing existing adj. 1. having existence or being or actuality; as, much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran. Opposite of {nonexistent}. [Narrower terms: {active, alive}; {extant, surviving}] Also… …

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  • 3 Active capital — Active Ac tive, a. [F. actif, L. activus, fr. agere to act.] 1. Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; opposed to {passive}, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the… …

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  • 4 Active capital — capital cap i*tal (k[a^]p [i^]*tal), n. [Cf. L. capitellum and capitulum, a small head, the head, top, or capital of a column, dim. of caput head; F. chapiteau, OF. capitel. See {chief}, and cf. {cattle}, {chattel}, {chapiter}, {chapter}.] 1.… …

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  • 5 Active hyperaemia — Hyperaemia Hy per*[ae] mi*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ype r over + a i^ma blood.] (Med.) A superabundance or congestion of blood in an organ or part of the body. [1913 Webster] {Active hyper[ae]mia}, congestion due to increased flow of blood to a part.… …

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  • 6 Active valeric acid — Valeric Va*ler ic, a. (Chem.) Valerianic; specifically, designating any one of three metameric acids, of which the typical one (called also {inactive valeric acid}), {C4H9CO2H}, is obtained from valerian root and other sources, as a corrosive,… …

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  • 7 Active verb — Verb Verb, n. [F. verbe, L. verbum a word, verb. See {Word}.] 1. A word; a vocable. [Obs.] South. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) A word which affirms or predicates something of some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being, action, or the… …

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  • 8 Active voice — Voice Voice, n. [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. ? a word, ? a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erw[ a]hnen to mention. Cf. {Advocate}, {Advowson}, {Avouch}, {Convoke}, {Epic}, {Vocal}, {Vouch}, {Vowel}.] 1 …

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  • 9 Active wealth — Active Ac tive, a. [F. actif, L. activus, fr. agere to act.] 1. Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; opposed to {passive}, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the… …

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  • 10 Active wealth — Wealth Wealth, n. [OE. welthe, from wele; cf. D. weelde luxury. See {Weal} prosperity.] [1913 Webster] 1. Weal; welfare; prosperity; good. [Obs.] Let no man seek his own, but every man another s wealth. 1 Cor. x. 24. [1913 Webster] 2. Large… …

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  • 11 Optically active — Optically Op tic*al*ly, adv. 1. By optics or sight. [1913 Webster] 2. With reference to optics. [1913 Webster] {Optically active}, {Optically inactive} (Chem. Physics), terms used of certain isomeric substances which, while identical with each… …

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  • 12 optically active — optical activity optical activity n. (Chem.) the ability of a chemical compound to rotate the plane of plane polarized light. This is found only in chemicals whose molecular structure does not have a plane of symmetry, and is common in… …

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  • 13 Self-active — Self ac tive, a. Acting of one s self or of itself; acting without depending on other agents. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 active duty — Full time duty in the active military service of the United States. This includes members of the Reserve Components serving on active duty or full time training duty, but does not include full time National Guard duty. Also called AD. See also… …

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  • 15 active duty for special work — A tour of active duty for reserve personnel authorized from military and reserve personnel appropriations for work on active or reserve component programs. This includes annual screening, training camp operations, training ship operations, and… …

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  • 16 active duty for training — A tour of active duty which is used for training members of the Reserve Components to provide trained units and qualified persons to fill the needs of the Armed Forces in time of war or national emergency and such other times as the national… …

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  • 17 Active Guard and Reserve — National Guard and Reserve members who are on voluntary active duty providing full time support to National Guard, Reserve, and Active Component organizations for the purpose of organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing, or training the… …

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  • 18 active public affairs policy — Open dissemination of information to inform the news media and public about an issue or activity. An active approach is characterized by announcing the event or addressing the issue through news media advisories, news releases, personal contacts …

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  • 19 active sealift forces — Military Sealift Command active, common user sealift and the afloat pre positioning force, including the required cargo handling and delivery systems as well as necessary operating personnel. See also afloat pre positioning force; common user… …

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  • 20 active status — Status of all Reserves except those on an inactive status list or in the Retired Reserve. Reservists in an active status may train for points and/or pay and may be considered for promotion …

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