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passive:

see voicevoice,
grammatical category according to which an action is referred to as done by the subject (active, e.g., men shoot bears) or to the subject (passive, e.g., bears are shot by men). In Latin, voice is a category of inflection like mood or tense.
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passive

1. Chem (of a substance, esp a metal) apparently chemically unreactive, usually as a result of the formation of a thin protective layer that prevents further reaction
2. Electronics Telecomm
a. containing no source of power and therefore capable only of attenuating a signal
b. not capable of amplifying a signal or controlling a function

passive

Refers to either the complete absence or to a reduction of electronic processing in a device. For example, "passive 3D" glasses use non-changing lenses in ordinary eyeglass frames in contrast to "active 3D" glasses that contain electronic circuits. Passive matrix displays use fewer transistors than their active matrix counterparts. See passive 3D and passive matrix. Contrast with active.
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The global integrated passive device market is accounted to US$ 820.6 Mn in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period 2019-2027, to account to US$ 1,647.8 Mn by 2027.
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Any transaction performed by active taxpayers, natural or legal persons, with taxpayers who are in the passive register is considered an administrative violation and is punishable as follows: active seller, in accordance with point 2 of article 128 of this law.
The use of the intellect makes him more powerful to dominate over the passive good and bad.
We will look at the language development of English ditransitive and passive utterances in the spontaneous production of a set of simultaneous English/Spanish bilingual twins in order to determine which type of ditransitive construction appears first in the developmental process and whether the later emergence of the other type of ditransitive coincides with the development of passive constructions.
According to the study, 66% of those surveyed said they view the increased appetite among investors for passive investing as an opportunity, versus 34% who view it as a threat.
Passive House is a rigorous building standard that emphasizes durability, comfort and energy efficiency.
* By changing the level of participation in an activity, a taxpayer may be able to accelerate the use of passive activity credits caused by the recharacterization of income as nonpassive.
Issue: The issue presented in the case was whether the surgery center was a passive activity with respect to Hardy or whether it was required to be grouped with his medical practice and treated as a nonpassive activity.
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That's the whole premise on which Passive Wi-Fi is based on, as it tries to re-imagine wireless radio communications without a critical analog component in it.