Meaning of INTERACTIVE in English

INTERACTIVE

< programming > A term describing a program whose input and output are interleaved, like a conversation, allowing the user's input to depend on earlier output from the same run.

The interaction with the user is usually conducted through either a text-based interface or a graphical user interface . Other kinds of interface, e.g. using speech recognition and/or speech synthesis , are also possible.

This is in contrast to batch processing where all the input is prepared before the program runs and so cannot depend on the program's output.

(1996-06-21)

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