Definition of active list in English:

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active list

Pronunciation: /ˈaktiv list/


A list of the officers in an armed service who are liable to be called on for duty.
Example sentences
  • Consequently, the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve was formed to create a pool of aircrewmen who could be brought on to the active list as soon as war seemed imminent.
  • An amorous escapade saw him placed on half pay, but he was restored to the active list to rewrite the cavalry manual, and commanded cavalry brigades at Canterbury and Aldershot.
  • During the same period of time, a total of 88,000 military personnel were taken from the active list,’ Hsia said.

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Syllabification: ac·tive list

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