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Responsive vs. Proactive

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Responsiveadjective

Answering, replying or responding.

Proactiveadjective

Acting in advance to deal with an expected change or difficulty

‘We can deal with each problem as it pops up, or we can take a proactive stance and try to prevent future problems.’;

Responsiveadjective

Able to receive and respond to external stimuli.

Proactiveadjective

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’;

Responsiveadjective

Using antiphons; antiphonal.

Proactiveadjective

(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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Responsiveadjective

Susceptible to the feelings of others.

Proactiveadjective

(of a person or action) creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened

‘employers must take a proactive approach to equal pay’;

Responsiveadjective

(GUI) Automatically resizing and repositioning elements to fit the available space.

Responsiveadjective

(obsolete) Suited to something else; correspondent.

Responsiveadjective

(obsolete) responsible

Responsiveadjective

That responds; ready or inclined to respond.

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Responsiveadjective

Suited to something else; correspondent.

‘The vocal lay responsive to the strings.’;

Responsiveadjective

Responsible.

Responsiveadjective

containing or using responses or antiphons recited or sung in alternation;

‘responsive reading’; ‘antiphonal liturgy’;

Responsiveadjective

readily reacting to people or events; showing emotion;

‘children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience’;

Responsiveadjective

readily reacting to suggestions and influences;

‘a responsive student’;

Responsiveadjective

susceptible to the feelings or attitudes of others;

‘keeping government in America responsive to the will of the people’;

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Responsiveadjective

reacting quickly and positively

‘a flexible service that is responsive to changing social patterns’;

Responsiveadjective

responding readily and with interest

‘our most enthusiastic and responsive students’;

Responsiveadjective

denoting or relating to a website whose page design changes automatically according to the size of the screen on which it is viewed

‘a mobile-friendly responsive layout’; ‘a responsive site that would work on PCs and tablets equally well’;

Responsiveadjective

in response; answering

‘I'm distracted by a nibble on my line: I jig it several times, but there is no responsive tug’;

Responsiveadjective

(of a section of liturgy) using responses.

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