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active matrix

The common type of display technology used in all modern LCD and OLED computer, TV and mobile device screens. Active matrix is sharper and has more contrast than less expensive passive matrix screens. Active matrix does not suffer from the "submarining" effect, in which the cursor disappears when moved rapidly.

One Transistor Per Subpixel
Using one transistor for each red, green and blue subpixel, active matrix screens are addressed one row at a time for each electronic frame. Since it uses thin film transistors (TFTs) deposited on the backplane, active matrix LCD displays are also called "TFT displays." For more details about active and passive matrix LCDs, see LCD types. Contrast with passive matrix. See AMOLED.
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Something Mair did not take into account is the typical information value of the subjects of infinitives with active matrices, which indeed he could not do because the evidence he presents is based on examples with say, which does not take an infinitival copular complement when it is active.
In other words, also with active matrices givenness comes close to being a necessary condition for the subjects of infinitival complements, which is completely in line with the linguistic universal proposed by Givon (1990: 875-876; 1995: 36) with respect to the relation between finiteness and thematic coherence or continuity: "Clauses that involve higher referential continuity tend to receive less-finite marking." More important for the argument at hand, however, is that the typical information value of the subjects of infinitival complements leads to greater referential continuity (e.g.
The (b) sentences, with active matrices, are more redundant referentially than their counterparts with passive matrices in (a), because both the active matrix clause subjects and the subjects of the infinitives take up referents from the previous sentences.

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