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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 actively traded August contract for gold rose $15 to $1,392 an ounce.
August trading continued to reflect actively traded cases emerging or about to emerge from bankruptcy.
Among actively traded Colorado stocks, Delta Petroleum Corp.
1092(b)-2T's holding period rules generally operate to prevent taxpayers from aging the holding period of a position in actively traded personal property by entering into an offsetting position (i.
An electronic quotation systems that provides prices quotations to market participants about more actively traded common stock.
Marketable securities" is a broad term; generally it means financial instruments and foreign currencies actively traded within the meaning of the straddle provisions of IRC section 1092(d)(1).
Chip Manning, President and CEO commented: "We expect our equity to continue to be actively traded by and for our shareholders and we have already taken steps to facilitate the trading of our common stock on the OTC Bulletin Board.
Generally, marketable securities are defined to include securities that are actively traded, as well as certain other similar financial assets.