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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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On the OTCQB Venture Market, varying share classes of Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac were once again the most actively traded during the month.
On ADX, Eshraq Properties was the most actively traded stock, with its share prices rising 6.67 per cent.
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.
In Colorado, Delta Petroleum and DaVita were among the leading actively traded gainers.
NYSE Euronext has said that trading of options on Index Linked Securities, also known as Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), including options on the actively traded iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) and iPATH S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (VXZ) are now available on both its NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex options platforms.
The most actively traded February 2011 contract finished the day's trading on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange at 3,488 yen per gram, up 42 yen from the previous day, after hitting 3,490 yen at one point.
The airline also said that the IBrX-50 measures the total return of a select portfolio of the 50 most actively traded stocks on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.
1092 defers losses on a position in actively traded property to the extent that there is built-in gain in an offsetting position.
The IPSA select stock index, an average of the 40 most actively traded Chilean companies, rose 21% during 2004.
Moreover, the contention that RIA's should not be hired to manage less actively traded accounts because of FASB No.
Also, for actively traded companies and for heavy industries, in particular, financial and business risks are significant factors.