Definitions for "Active Component"
A component that changes the amplitude of a signal between input and output.
A (non-mechanical) circuit component that has gain or switches current flow, such as a diode,transistor, etc.
One which produces an effect (technical term ‘gain') of itself. A transistor is an active component.
That portion of the US Army in which organizations are comprised of personnel on full time duty in the active military service of the United States.