(military) a list of officers available for full duty
He had just been promoted general of brigade when he was removed from the active list as being of noble birth.
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These are the active list, and they alone hold office and vote.
Socialism As It Is William English Walling
The doctor had seen his ankle and reported that it would be on the active list in a couple of days.
Mike P. G. Wodehouse
An Admiral is some pumpkins in Annapolis, when he is on the active list.
In Her Own Right John Reed Scott
As having commanded in chief before the enemy, the age-limit was waived in his favour, and he was continued on the active list.
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There were fourteen on the active list and four honorary Marshals in the Senate.
Napoleon’s Marshals R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Officers newly appointed must undertake to serve on the active list for twenty-five consecutive years, at least.
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Mr. Vernon Mallory has to be reckoned with as still on the active list, eh?
A Traitor’s Wooing Headon Hill
Salaries (traitements) are attached to the military and naval recipients of the order when on the active list, viz.
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Dreyfus and Picquart were restored to the active list of the army with the ranks respectively of major and general of brigade.
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- Active mass
the effective concentration of a substance. Historical Examples Guldberg and Waage expressed this in the form “the active mass of a solid substance is constant.” Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1 Various
- Active margin
active margin active margin See convergent plate boundary.
- Active matrix
of or relating to a high-resolution liquid-crystal display (LCD) with high contrast, the most common type of flat-panel display. noun (computing) a liquid crystal display in which each pixel is individually controlled to provide a sharp image at a wide viewing angle; it is used in laptop and notebook computers (as modifier): an active-matrix screen […]
- Active matrix display
active matrix display hardware A type of liquid crystal display where each display element (each pixel) includes an active component such as a transistor to maintain its state between scans. Contrast passive matrix display. (1995-12-09)