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passivity

[pə′siv·əd·ē]
(chemistry)
A state of chemical inactivity, especially of a metal that is relatively resistant to corrosion due to loss of chemical activity.
(metallurgy)
The property of a metal that has been made passive.
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001) between components of passivity (r 0/42), aggression (r 0/32) and acting (r 0/40) with test anxiety.
This identification is problematic, however, because Spinoza allows for passive kinds of power-increase and happiness, whereas freedom and activity do not allow for passivity.
It encourages one to rethink and reread Kleist's use of passivity via the influence of Gmelin's animal magnetic perspective on Kleist.
And I was here for a weekend of housewifely passivity.
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They're constantly urged to seek comfort and passivity over action.
to the dead what is death to them passivity is a force
This massive TV screen, with its constant sound track, blights an area meant for rendezvous, debates or strolling through, turning it into an open-air domestic space encouraging passivity and blemishing the Town Hall's facade.
It was yet another example of how the power of money determines the course of our cultural evolution in the face of the passivity of the public.
Addressing how people actually fear peace in the modern world, due to inaccurate portrayals that equate peace with passivity and other factors, Living A Radical Peace calls the reader to follow the example of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, who took active peace into the streets daily.
Nevertheless, the past couple of decades have taught us that we cannot afford the luxury of passivity.