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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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We would like to argue that the structural similarity observed in the passive forms is the result of the deprofiling of the agent, and that the most salient difference between both passives, namely the existence of the Japanese adversative passive, can be explained in line with a general property of the Japanese language, which is the ability to extend its argument structure by adding the experiencer as an extra-argument.
To preserve image brightness, passives need high voltage drive electronics and lead to a consequent 10 percent loss of luminous efficiency.
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5G and 3G handset architectures, the number of discrete passive components utilized on these platforms has grown," said Shawn Woods, senior analyst at iSuppli Corporation, a leading market research firm covering the passives and wireless handset market segments.
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