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Main Entry: 1pas·sive
Pronunciation: primarystresspas-iv
Function: adjective
1 a : not active but acted upon <passive spectators> b : indicating that the person or thing represented by the subject is acted on by the verb <"was hit" in "he was hit by the ball" is passive>
2 a : not operating b : of, relating to, or making use of the sun's heat usually without the aid of mechanical devices
3 : offering no resistance
- pas·sive·ly adverb
- pas·sive·ness noun
- pas·siv·i·ty /pa-primarystresssiv-schwat-emacron/ noun

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