Definition of Reactive

1. Adjective. Participating readily in reactions. "Free radicals are very reactive"

2. Adjective. Reacting to a stimulus. "The skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons"
Exact synonyms: Responsive
Similar to: Sensitive
Derivative terms: React, Reactivity

Definition of Reactive

1. a. Having power to react; tending to reaction; of the nature of reaction.

Definition of Reactive

1. Adjective. that reacts or responds to a stimulus ¹

2. Adjective. (chemistry) that readily takes part in reactions ¹

3. Adjective. (electronics) Characterized by induction or capacitance rather than resistance. ¹

4. Adjective. Reacting to the past rather than anticipating the future, not predictive. ¹

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Definition of Reactive

1. tending to react [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reactive

reactive (current term)
reactive armor
reactive armour
reactive astrocyte
reactive attachment disorder
reactive cell
reactive depression
reactive hyperaemia
reactive inhibition
reactive intermediate
reactive mind
reactive oxygen species
reactive perforating collagenosis
reactive power

Literary usage of Reactive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Essentials of Alternating Currents by William Henry Timbie, Henry Harold Higbie (1919)
"To Determine the reactive Power. Since the •eactive factor is the fraction which the reactive power is of .he apparent power, then reactive power = reactive ..."

2. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"These reactive species are formed as intermediates in mitochondrial ... In addition, neutrophils and other inflammatory cells generate and release reactive ..."

3. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"A reactive- factor meter can be made out of the above described ... In some reactive factor meters the functions of the outer and the inner windings (Fig. ..."

4. Principles of Electrical Engineering by Harold Pender (1911)
"reactive Power. — The expression reactive power is used for the product of the effective current and the effective value of the pd in quadrature with it; ..."

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