lacking in energy or will; "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith expressing thatthe subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb; "academics seem to favor passive sentences"
Passive is a style of play that is characterized by reluctance to bet and raise This does not always mean tight A typical loose-passive player will call with almost anything, but raise only with very powerful hands (see calling station) A passive table is one with many passive players, so that, for example, few hands are raised pre-flop
Passive resistance involves showing opposition to the people in power in your country by not co-operating with them and protesting in non-violent ways. They made it clear that they would only exercise passive resistance in the event of a military takeover. active
the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb; "`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice"; "`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive"
The type of circuitry that does <I>not<P> require external power, but rather uses only basic circuit elements such as capacitors, inductors, and resistors (e g , We used two capacitors and one inductor to make a 6 dB/octave passive crossover for our midrange speakers )
asserting that the person or thing represented by the grammatical subject is subjected to or affected by the action represented by the verb In the last sentence, the subject "person or thing" is acted upon by the verbs "subject" and "affect", so the sentence is in the passive voice In the last sentence, the subject "subject" is acted upon by the verb "act", so the sentence is also in the passive voice (Repeat last sentence ad infinitum )
disapproval If you describe someone as passive, you mean that they do not take action but instead let things happen to them. His passive attitude made things easier for me active + passively pas·sive·ly He sat there passively, content to wait for his father to make the opening move. + passivity pas·sivi·ty the passivity of the public under the military occupation
Containing no power sources to augment output power, e g , passive electrical network, passive reflector (as in the Echo satellite) Applied to a device that draws all its power from the input signal Compare active
In grammar, the passive or the passive voice is formed using `be' and the past participle of a verb. The subject of a passive clause does not perform the action expressed by the verb but is affected by it. For example, in `He's been murdered', the verb is in the passive. Compare active. the passive the passive form of a verb, for example 'was destroyed' in the sentence 'The building was destroyed during the war.' active
A passive audio device is one which does not use amplification circuits By nature of design, passive devices do cause a loss in power (insertion loss) Because they do not contain amplifiers, and are "cut-only" or "subtractive" in operation, passive devices tend to not add noise or distortion to a signal (although noise may be added in compensating for insertion loss) Typical passive devices include direct boxes, splitters, equalizers and crossovers
speakers or sub-woofers that react to an amplified signal from a separate amplifier They contain no amplification themselves Active speakers and sub-woofers have built-in amplification and require only a Line Level input signal from a source component or amplifier
a component that doesn't need a power source to function Examples of passive components are: resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, etc Also used to refer to guitar pickups that don't have built-in preamps, and don't require batteries to operate
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