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passive

Definitions


[ˈpasɪv], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance
(e.g: the women were portrayed as passive victims)

- denoting a voice of verbs in which the subject undergoes the action of the verb (e.g. they were killed as opposed to the active form he killed them).

- (of a circuit or device) containing no source of electromotive force
(e.g: a passive optical network is to be installed in 2000 homes)

- (of a metal) made unreactive by a thin inert surface layer of oxide.


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Origin:
late Middle English (in passive (sense 2 of the adjective), also in the sense ‘(exposed to) suffering, acted on by an external agency’): from Latin passivus, from pass- ‘suffered’, from the verb pati


[ˈpasɪv], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a passive form of a verb.


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