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adjective live pronunciation in British English /laɪv/
  1. 1
    [only before noun] living and not dead

    legislation concerning the transport of live animals

    The table shows the rate of infant mortality per 1000 live births.

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  2. 2
    a live television or radio programme can be watched or listened to at the same time as it happens

    Australia’s popular live TV comedy series The Late Show

    non-stop live coverage of the trial

    1. b.
      a live recording is made during a performance and not in a studio

      The band are releasing a live album of their recent Japan tour.

  3. 5
    a live issue continues to be important and relevant

    We’ve got to make people realize that drink-driving is still a live issue.

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