• WordNet 3.6
    • adj 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
    • adj proactive 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"
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  • Stephen R. Covey
    “If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.”


In news:

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Being Proactive on Workers' Compensation Claims.
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Proactive Approach Sought on Racing Surfaces.
Police react rather than being proactive .
The security industry needs to let the government officials know that proactive threat assessment is a must.
Proactive measure a model for communities in lakes area.
Proactive Patrol nets 4 arrests in Spring Hil.

In science:

To precisely define the semantics of group communications, we focus on a specific middleware called ProActive .
Behavioural Models for Group Communications
ProActive provides a high-level programming API for building distributed applications, ranging from Grid computing to mobile applications.
Behavioural Models for Group Communications
In ProActive, remote communication relies on asynchronous requests with futures: upon a call on a remote entity, a request is created at the receiver side, and a future is created on the sender side that will be filled when the remote entity provides an answer.
Behavioural Models for Group Communications
What make the handling of groups particular in ProActive is the necessity to also gather and manage replies for requests sent to the group.
Behavioural Models for Group Communications
In the following of the paper, Section 2 overviews ProActive communication model and group concepts, and introduces a running example.
Behavioural Models for Group Communications