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[pas-uh-viz-uh m] /ˈpæs əˌvɪz əm/

the quality of being .
the principle or practice of .
the theory, belief, or practice of passive resistance
the quality, characteristics, or fact of being passive

passivism pas·siv·ism (pās’ə-vĭz’əm)


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