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see voicevoice,
grammatical category according to which an action is referred to as done by the subject (active, e.g., men shoot bears) or to the subject (passive, e.g., bears are shot by men). In Latin, voice is a category of inflection like mood or tense.
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active

1. (of a volcano) erupting periodically; not extinct
2. Astronomy (of the sun) exhibiting a large number of sunspots, solar flares, etc., and a marked variation in intensity and frequency of radio emission
3. Commerce
a. producing or being used to produce profit, esp in the form of interest
b. of or denoting stocks or shares that have been actively bought and sold as recorded in the Official List of the London Stock Exchange
4. Electronics
a. containing a source of power
b. capable of amplifying a signal or controlling some function

active

(1) Using some form of, or a greater amount of, electronic processing in a device. For example, "active 3D" glasses contain circuits that constantly synchronize with the monitor in contrast to "passive 3D" glasses that perform no processing. Active matrix displays have a transistor for each subpixel in contrast to their passive matrix counterpart, which uses far fewer transistors. See active 3D and active matrix. Contrast with passive.

(2) Physically involved in work or athletic endeavors. For example, Samsung phones designed for rugged activities are branded as Galaxy Active devices. See Galaxy S.
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The DFM said ,"It is noteworthy that the current fluctuation band is 15 per cent up and 10 per cent down for Active stocks and five per cent up and down for Non-Active stocks.
Dubai Financial Market, DFM, stocks fell in trading yesterday, for the third straight day, as the index lost more than 1 percent, amid selling pressure on leading active stocks, Emirates Business reported Tuesday.
Among the most active stocks in terms of value traded, Union Properties, Arabtec and Gulf Finance House lost 1.
For a few minutes after the opening bell and just before the close, Dinnerman would pull himself away from running the station and begin buying and selling the day's most active stocks over the Internet.
The new Most Actives snapshot is designed to deliver quote data for most active stocks (highest volume, big gainers, and big losers), for the NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange, and American Stock Exchange, as well as most active stocks by industry group and most active ADRs by country.