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interactive mode

A back-and-forth engagement between a computer and the user. With programming languages, it refers to the execution of one line of code at a time. Contrast with executing a machine language program from beginning to end, or "script mode" in the case of an interpreted language run start to finish.

Interactive Vs. Batch Mode
Most all applications that users experience today operate in an interactive mode, allowing them to select one option after another. In contrast, behind the scenes in the datacenter, many "batch" operations take place that are not interactive. See interactive, interpreter and batch processing.
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Student-centered and teacher-assisted interactive mode refers to an exploratory teaching mode with strong self-feedback.
When transitioning to an interactive mode, ventilating airway pressures will decrease and less sedation should be required as long as optimal synchrony is attained.
It comes with 10 different cylinders that will allow us to teach in an interactive mode,'' said Carrie Glicksteen, executive director of the Discovery Center.
It is an instant, interactive mode of communication that combines the speed of the Internet, the intimacy of personal contact and the targeting capacity of mail.
Users can switch from `couch-potato' mode into interactive mode with a simple mouse click," said Hoschka.
Data input in the interactive mode is forms-based, with linking directly between forms.
Since the response is immediate, the user accesses the system in an interactive mode.
Where appropriate, tables and graphs are presented, again in an interactive mode.
4] For example, documents, reports, databases, and text files of varying file structure can be made available in an interactive mode.
In the interactive mode, you provide all input interactively at the keyboard.
This is all done in an interactive mode that allows the user to confirm or refine the calculated values.

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