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
- Passivation, process of making a material "passive" in relation to another material prior to using the materials together
Other articles related to "passive":
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... The SMAP measurement system consists of a radiometer (passive) instrument and a synthetic aperture radar (active) instrument operating with multiple ... The active and passive sensors provide coincident measurements of the surface emission and backscatter ... The combined active and passive measurement approach takes advantage of the spatial resolution of the radar and the sensing accuracy of the radiometer ...
... A few varieties of Zapotec have passive morphology ... Compare Texmelucan Zapotec root /o/ 'eat' and its passive stem /dug-o/ 'be eaten', with the prefix /dug-/ ... noncausative verb pairs and not as transitive-passive pairs ...
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... Passive speaker(s) can refer to Passive speaker, a type of loudspeaker Passive speakers (language), people who can understand but not speak a language ...
Famous quotes containing the word passive:
“We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voicethat is, until we have stopped saying It got lost, and say, I lost it.”
—Sydney J. Harris (b. 1917)
“She has taken her passive pigeon poor,
She has buried him down and down.
He never shall sally to Sally
Nor soil any roofs of the town.”
—Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)
“...if you are to gain any great amount of good from the world, you must attain a passive condition of mind. ...it is never to be forgotten that it is the rest of the world and not you that holds the great share of the worlds wealth, and that you must allow yourself to be acted upon by the world, if you would become a sharer in the gain of all the ages to your own infinite advantage.”
—Anna C. Brackett (18361911)