Complete Definition of "inactive"

English
Etymology
From in- + active

Adjective
inactive
#Not active, temporarily or permanently
#:The volcano is inactive, but is only dormant.
#Not functioning or operating; broken down
#:The photocopier is inactive pending repair.
#Retired from duty or service
#:Admiral Jones is now on the inactive list.
#chemistry Relatively inert
#:Aluminium is inactive towards water.
#physics Showing no optical activity in polarized light
#:Synthetic glycine is optically inactive as it contains equal amounts of the d- and l- form.

Translations
trans-top|Not active, temporarily or permanently
Finnish: ei toiminta|toiminnassa oleva
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trans-top|Not functioning or operating; broken down
Finnish: rikki
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trans-top|Retired from duty or service
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trans-top|Relatively inert
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trans-top|Showing no optical activity in polarized light
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Derived terms
inactively

Related terms
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Revision and Credits for"inactive"
  • 2007-12-10 11:23 - Robert Ullmann - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/58.69.61.78|58.69.61.78]] ([[User_talk:58.69.61.78|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Interwicket|Interwicket]]

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