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passive British & World English

Accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance

non-passive British & World English

Active; not passive

passive matrix British & World English

A display system in which individual pixels are selected using two control voltages for the row and column

passive smoking British & World English

The involuntary inhaling of smoke from other people’s cigarettes, cigars, or pipes

passive-aggressive British & World English

Of or denoting a type of behaviour or personality characterized by indirect resistance to the demands of others and an avoidance of direct confrontation

passive immunity British & World English

The short-term immunity which results from the introduction of antibodies from another person or animal

passive resistance British & World English

Non-violent opposition to authority, especially a refusal to cooperate with legal requirements

passive restraint British & World English

A car safety device that is activated by the force of a collision or other sudden stop and that aims to prevent injury to a passenger

passive New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

with the grammatical subject the object of the action

passive English Thesaurus

he played only a passive role in the proceedings

passive voice English-Spanish

voz feminine pasiva

passive smoker English-Spanish

fumador pasivo, fumadora pasiva

passive smoking English-Spanish

tabaquismo masculine pasivo

passive resistance English-Spanish

resistencia feminine pasiva

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