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active and reactive

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (and after him French philosopher Gilles Deleuze) used these categories to describe two different ways of acting and—by extension—being in the world. ...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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... and reactive German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (and after him French philosopher Gilles Deleuze ) used these categories to describe two different ways of acting and—by extension—being in the world. An action (which may be a thought, feeling, or practice) is active when it takes something as its object; conversely, it becomes reactive when it is made the object of someone or something else. Thus, if we feel sad (or happy) and we do not know why we feel this way, then we are reactive; if, however, we can discover the reason we are feeling this way,...

active and reactive

active and reactive  

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (and after him French philosopher Gilles Deleuze) used these categories to describe two different ways of acting and—by extension—being in the world. An action ...
non-reactive measure

non-reactive measure  

Any measure of behaviour that is not influenced by awareness on the part of the participants or subjects that their behaviour is being observed or measured. In general, unobtrusive measures are ...
reactive waste

reactive waste  

Hazardous waste which is normally unstable, reacts violently with water, can give off toxic fumes, and can explode if heated under pressure.
reactive managers

reactive managers  

Are those who respond to problems as they arise. They are frequently firefighting and are unable (or unwilling) to plan ahead beyond the short term. Whilst they lack strategic vision, they are often ...
reactive inhibition

reactive inhibition  

A term used in drive theory to describe a depressant variable that is built up during non-reinforced trials and that reduces the quality of a performance. Reactive inhibition has been used to explain ...
reactive

reactive  

Describing any molecular entity or centre that is capable of reacting readily. Thus, a reactive centre is the point in the molecule at which electron configurations favour a reaction.
reactive

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adj. (in psychiatry) describing mental illnesses thought to be precipitated by events in the psychological environment. See also endogenous.
reactivity

reactivity  

The property of being responsive to stimuli, or (in relation to a mental disorder) of being precipitated by an external cause, notably with reference to reactive depression. In psychometrics, the ...
characteristic

characteristic  

Any one of the four categories that are used to define hazardous waste in North America: corrosivity, ignitability, reactivity, and toxicity.
C-polysaccharide

C-polysaccharide  

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A highly immunogenic species-specific polysaccharide that is a component of the cell wall of capsular pneumococci. The structure includes phosphocholine. See C-reactive protein.
reactive agent

reactive agent  

A simple agent which reacts to stimuli and provides a simple service to a user. Examples include an agent which informs a user when an email has arrived, an agent which informs a user when a meeting ...
reactive hypoglycaemia

reactive hypoglycaemia  

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A condition of postprandial hypoglycaemia, of varying severity, induced by excessive levels of insulin release from the pancreas. It can be divided into early and late forms, depending on whether the ...
half-of-the-sites reactivity

half-of-the-sites reactivity  

ora phenomenon shown by many enzymes that exhibit negative cooperativity, in which the maximal stoichiometric yield of either an enzyme‐substrate intermediate or a product in a single turnover ...
reactive attachment disorder

reactive attachment disorder  

A mental disorder of infancy or early childhood (beginning before age 5 years) characterized by disturbed and developmentally inappropriate patterns of social relating, not resulting from mental ...
reactive oxygen species

reactive oxygen species  

(ROS)Any of various chemical species that contain highly active oxygen, particularly the free radical superoxide anion (O2−) and its derivatives, including hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), singlet oxygen (a ...
randomized response

randomized response  

A technique designed to reduce or eliminate evasive response bias in survey research on sensitive issues by preserving respondent confidentiality through randomization. For example, an investigator ...
active filter

active filter  

A combination of operational amplifiers and reactive elements that performs a variety of filtering functions.
pentraxins

pentraxins  

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A family of proteins that can form pentameric (or decameric) complexes, have the ability to bind numerous ligands and may be involved in nonspecific uptake of bacteria and cell debris. Pentraxin 1 is ...
coaching behaviour assessment system

coaching behaviour assessment system  

(CBAS)A system developed to permitthe direct observation, analysis, and coding of a coach's behaviour in a natural setting. It consists of 12 behavioural classes divided into eight kinds of reactive ...

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