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- 1. proactive (vs. retroactive)
- usage: descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on events or stimuli or processes that occur subsequently; "proactive inhibition"; "proactive interference"
- 2. proactive, active (vs. passive)
- usage: (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
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