[pa-siv-i-tee] /pæˈsɪv ɪ ti/
[pas-iv-nis] /ˈpæs ɪv nɪs/ (Show IPA). the state or condition of being .
chemical inactivity, especially the resistance to corrosion of certain metals when covered with a coherent oxide layer.
1650s, from passive + -ness.
1650s, from passive + -ity.
noun, Grammar. 1. a noun whose referent is the recipient of an action, as trainee, multiplicand.
- Passive obedience
noun 1. unquestioning obedience to authority 2. the surrender of a person’s will to another person
noun, Aristotelianism. 1. the reasoning faculty existing only within an individual mind, limited in scope and perishing with the body.
noun 1. opposition to a government or to specific governmental laws by the use of noncooperation and other nonviolent methods, as economic boycotts and protest marches. noun 1. resistance to a government, law, etc, made without violence, as by fasting, demonstrating peacefully, or refusing to cooperate A technique of demonstrating opposition to a government’s activities […]