Passive vocabulary



noun
1.
all the words, collectively, that a person can understand Compare active vocabulary
noun

the lexemes known by a person, but not used
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Our passive vocabulary is usually a third larger than our active vocabulary; we understand far more words than we routinely use.

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    One of the two “voices” of verbs (see also active voice). A verb is in the passive voice when the subject of the sentence is acted on by the verb. For example, in “The ball was thrown by the pitcher,” the ball (the subject) receives the action of the verb, and was thrown is in […]

  • Passivism

    [pas-uh-viz-uh m] /ˈpæs əˌvɪz əm/ noun 1. the quality of being . 2. the principle or practice of . /ˈpæsɪˌvɪzəm/ noun 1. the theory, belief, or practice of passive resistance 2. the quality, characteristics, or fact of being passive passivism pas·siv·ism (pās’ə-vĭz’əm) n.



  • Passivist

    [pas-uh-viz-uh m] /ˈpæs əˌvɪz əm/ noun 1. the quality of being . 2. the principle or practice of . /ˈpæsɪˌvɪzəm/ noun 1. the theory, belief, or practice of passive resistance 2. the quality, characteristics, or fact of being passive n. 1895, originally in reference to sex roles, from passive + -ist. passivism pas·siv·ism (pās’ə-vĭz’əm) n.

  • Passivists

    [pas-uh-viz-uh m] /ˈpæs əˌvɪz əm/ noun 1. the quality of being . 2. the principle or practice of . /ˈpæsɪˌvɪzəm/ noun 1. the theory, belief, or practice of passive resistance 2. the quality, characteristics, or fact of being passive passivism pas·siv·ism (pās’ə-vĭz’əm) n.



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