Definitions for "Active object"
A class derived from CActive, which is responsible for issuing requests to asynchronous service providers and handling those requests on completion. See also: active scheduler  asynchronous service provider
an instance of an active class
an instance that owns a thread of control and can initiate control activity
an object that is worn and/or wielded if worn and/or wieldable, or just in the top level of the inventory
a remote object that is instantiated and exported in a JVM on some system