Passivity



[pa-siv-i-tee] /pæˈsɪv ɪ ti/

noun
1.
Also, passiveness
[pas-iv-nis] /ˈpæs ɪv nɪs/ (Show IPA). the state or condition of being .
2.
chemical inactivity, especially the resistance to corrosion of certain metals when covered with a coherent oxide layer.
n.

1650s, from passive + -ity.

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