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English adjective: proactive

1. proactive descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on events or stimuli or processes that occur subsequently

SamplesProactive inhibition.
Proactive interference.

Domain categorypsychological science, psychology


2. proactive (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


Antonymspassive, inactive

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