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reactive

adjective
 
 
/riˈæktɪv/
reacting to events or situations rather than doing something first in order to change or prevent something: a reactive approach reactive to inflation/market forces Top management should be proactive rather than reactive in its decision-making.
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Translations of “reactive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 反應的,回應的(非主動求變或預防的)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反应的,回应的(非主动求变或预防的)…
(Definition of reactive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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