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Active

A market in which there is frequent trading.

Active

1. Describing a security that is traded with relative frequency. Many investors look to active securities because they can be traded, even in rather large quantities, without affecting the price. Active securities usually have a low bid-ask spread.

2. Describing a market or exchange with a high trading volume.

active

Of or relating to a security in which there is a great deal of trading. Active securities appeal to many investors because they usually can be traded without affecting the price. In over-the-counter trading, an active security usually has a smaller spread between the bid and ask price. See also most-active stocks.
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All models come standard with a brilliant active matrix color VGA display, an integrated EasyPoint trackball, 4 megabytes of RAM, battery life of 2 to 3 hours on a single charge, desktop expansion capability and extensive security features.
Kodak's enhanced participation model will include display and materials R&D; collaboration with manufacturers to develop OLED infrastructure, including panel design and production; and pursuing additional licensing opportunities for both Active Matrix and Passive Matrix OLED display technology.
Suggested Resale Prices (SRP) by up to 13 percent on the COMPAQ PORTABLE 486c, giving customers an excellent option of either black and white or color active matrix displays at very competitive prices.
Apple currently uses the active matrix flat panel display in its top-of-the-line Macintosh PowerBook 170 notebook computer.
Through its Display Technologies business, Corning manufactures two glass substrate compositions, Corning 1737 and EAGLE2000(TM) glass, which is currently the worldwide industry standard for active matrix LCD.
The combination of the FASwitch active matrix backplane, with electronic paper technologies, like E Ink's, creates an ideal digital sign with high contrast, low power consumption, and a lightweight, thin profile.
amp; WASHINGTON -- eMagin Corporation (AMEX:EMA), the leading manufacturer of active matrix OLED microdisplays, unveiled its new 11.
amp; LONDON -- eMagin Corporation (AMEX:EMA), the leading manufacturer of active matrix OLED microdisplays, unveiled a UXGA display showing 5.