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proactive

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adjective pro·ac·tive \(ˌ)prō-ˈak-tiv\

Simple Definition of proactive

  • : controlling a situation by making things happen or by preparing for possible future problems

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of proactive

  1. 1 [1pro-] :  relating to, caused by, or being interference between previous learning and the recall or performance of later learning <proactive inhibition of memory>

  2. 2 [2pro- + reactive] :  acting in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes

proactively

adverb

Examples of proactive in a sentence

  1. A survey was given out to customers so that the company could take proactive steps to improve their service.

  2. The city is taking a proactive approach to fighting crime by hiring more police officers.



1933

First Known Use of proactive

1933


Medical Dictionary

proactive

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adjective pro·ac·tive \(ˈ)prō-ˈak-tiv\

Medical Definition of proactive

  1. :  relating to, caused by, or being interference between previous learning and the recall or performance of later learning <proactive inhibition of memory>




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