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passive meaning

EN[ˈpæs.ɪv] [-æsɪv]
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  • Passive may refer to:
  • "Passive" (song), by A Perfect Circle
  • Passive voice, a grammatical voice common in many languages
  • Passive house, a standard for energy efficiency in buildings
  • Passive psi, psychic abilities involving cognition
  • Passive language, a language from which an interpreter works
  • Passivity (engineering) a property of engineering systems, particularly in analog electronics and control systems
  • Passivity (behavior), the condition of submitting to the influence of one's superior or superiors
  • Passive–aggressive behavior, resistance to following through with expectations in interpersonal or occupational situations
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    Definition of passive in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpassivesSUF-ive
    1. NU (grammar) The passive voice of verbs.
      1. NC (grammar) A form of a verb that is in the passive voice.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore passiveSUPmost passive
        1. Being subjected to an action without producing a reaction.
          1. Taking no action.
            1. He remained passive during the protest.
          2. (grammar) Being in the passive voice.
            1. (psychology) Being inactive and submissive in a relationship, especially in a sexual one.
              1. (finance) Not participating in management.
                1. (aviation) Without motive power.
                  1. a passive balloon; a passive aeroplane; passive flight, such as gliding and soaring
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • In theory, an ECF overload could be the origin of high levels of BP that increase arterial stiffness due to acute vascular passive overdistension (enlargement).
                  • In these uncertain times, I am disposed towards caution. ‎ (Used here intransitively in the passive voice)
                  • Certainly the wishful dreaming of the passive film-goer is exploited by the film producer — but why does the film-goer permit himself to be controlled by his wishful dreaming?
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Passive solar energy utilizes building constituents such as walls, floors, roofs, windows, exterior building elements and landscaping to control heat generated by sun.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
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                    Meaning of passive for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "passive" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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