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active / activo
 
active   [ˈæktɪv]
A. -adjective
1. (=lively)   [person, brain]   activo   [imagination]   vivo
a. he has an active [mind] =   tiene una mente muy activa
2. (=busy)   [life, day, period]   de mucha actividad,   muy movido
3. (=not passive)   [member, population]   activo
·guerrilla groups are active in the province
·grupos de guerrilleros estánoun luchando en la provincia
·animals which are active at night
·los animales que desarrollan su actividad por la noche
a. we are giving it active [consideration] =   lo estamos estudiando en serio
b. to take an active [interest] in something =   interesarse vivamente por algo
c. after 17 years' active [involvement] in the party =   despuénoun de 17 años de militar activamente en el partido
d. to play or take an active [part] in something =   participar activamente en algo
e. he withdrew from active [participation] in the project =   dejó de participar activamente en el proyecto
f. to be [politically] active
g. to be active in [politics] =   militar políticamente
h. he played an active [role] in bringing about a ceasefire =   desempeñó un papel activo a la hora de conseguir el alto al fuego
i. to be [sexually] active =   tener relaciones sexuales
j. the government must take active [steps] to bring down inflation =   el gobierno debe tomar medidas directas para bajar la inflaciónoun
4. (=not extinct)   [volcano]   en actividad
5. (chemistry, physics, Electronics)   activo
a. the active [ingredient] =   el ingrediente activo
6. (finance, commerce)   [trading, market]   activo
a. active [assets] =   activo masculine singular productivo
b. active [balance] =   saldo (m) activo
c. active [money] =   dinero (m) activo,   dinero (m) disponible
d. active [partner] =   socioa masculine/feminine activoa
e. active [trade balance] =   balanza (f) comercial favorable,   balanza (f) comercial acreedora
7. (military)
a. active [service] or > [duty]
(United States)   servicio (m) activo
·to be on active service or duty
·estar en activo
·to die on active service
·morir en acto de servicio
·he saw active service in Italy and Germany
·estuvo en servicio activo en Italia y Alemania
8. (linguistics, grammar)
a. active [vocabulary] =   vocabulario (m) activo
b. the active [voice] =   la voz activa
·[in] the active voice
·en voz activa
B. -noun
(grammar)
·[the] active
·la voz activa
C. -compound
·active birth   -noun   (medicine)   parto (m) natural
·active file   -noun   (computing)   fichero (m) activo
·the active [list]   -noun   la reserva activa
·to be on the active list
·estar en la reserva activa
·active suspension   -noun   (automobiles)   suspensiónoun (f) activa
 
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