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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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Pindrop Passport is a multi-factor authentication solution that passively authenticates callers based on their voice, device and behavior as they naturally engage with a call center.
It is therefore beneficial to select both passively managed and actively managed funds, as well as both value and growth strategies, in order to enable participants to build diversified portfolios consistent with their objectives.
Although courts have universally held that investment fees are just one factor to take into account, plan fiduciaries seem to have inaccurately concluded that selecting higher-cost investments may be impermissible and that offering passively managed, lower-cost investments may be an investment strategy that will help fiduciaries avoid costly litigation.
Of the 40% who changed allocations, most did so by increasing their use of passively managed investments rather than their actively managed ones.
We would not expect much broader impact on frontier market flows because: i) only a small share of frontier-dedicated AUM passively tracks the MSCI FM or MSCI FM 100 indices; and ii) anecdotal evidence suggests that actively-managed FM funds (c$4.
The research shows that passively coping offspring of mothers stressed during their pregnancy were at risk to develop obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Deep hooking and angling success when passively and actively fishing for stream-dwelling trout with baited J and circle hooks.
This policy response tends to take one of four general forms--actively allow, actively prohibit, passively allow, or passively prohibit (Policy Department, 2008).
than humans, because we are passively immunized in the womb, while farm animals are not.
This collection of 12 papers explores the most recent research results and applications and covers both theoretical design principles and experiments, covering passively Q-switched microchip lasers, Yb-doped solid-state lasers and related materials, ZnSe lasers in the mid-infrared, solid-state ultraviolet cerium lasers, eyesafe rare earth solid-state lasers, passively mode-locked solid-state lasers, cavity-dumped femtosecond solid-state lasers, solid-state laser technology for optical frequency metrology, solid-state ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers, and noise in solid-state lasers.
First, the most notable change is that we do not distinguish between involved and affected as Ulrich does, but between actively involved and passively involved.