Re: Is "proactive" really a word?

Subject: Re: Is "proactive" really a word?
From: Amy Emge <emgeac -at- MUOHIO -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 08:58:04 +0000

Ron Rhoades asks:
>Is "proactive" a word?

Proactive is indeed a word, an adjective. Definition: "acting in
anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes" OR "acting in
advance to deal with an expected difficulty; anticipatory" OR "to create
or control a situation by taking the initiative or by anticipating
events (as opposed to responding to them); also loosely, innovative,
tending to make things happen". Proaction would be the noun form,
proactively the adverb.

Amy Emge
Miami University

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