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PROACTIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does proactive mean? 

PROACTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective PROACTIVE has 2 senses:

1. descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on events or stimuli or processes that occur subsequently
2. (of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens

  Familiarity information: PROACTIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROACTIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on events or stimuli or processes that occur subsequently

Context examples:

proactive inhibition / proactive interference

Domain category:

psychological science; psychology (the science of mental life)

Antonym:

retroactive (descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on the effects of events or stimuli or process that occurred previously)


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Meaning:

(of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens

Similar:

active (disposed to take action or effectuate change)


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