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active‐matrix

[ak-tiv-mey-triks] /ˈæk tɪvˈmeɪ trɪks/
adjective, Electronics.
1.
of or pertaining to a high-resolution liquid-crystal display (LCD) with high contrast, the most common type of flat-panel display.
Compare passive-matrix
Origin
1990-95
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British Dictionary definitions for active matrix

active matrix

noun
1.
(computing)
  1. 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
  2. (as modifier) an active-matrix screen
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Contemporary definitions for active matrix
noun

an electronics display system in which each pixel is separately controlled

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