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(Definition of reactive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reactiveadjective

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