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passive 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈpasiv/,
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Accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance,
  1. Accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance
    • - the women were portrayed as passive victims
  2. (of a metal) Made unreactive by a thin inert surface layer of oxide

  3. (of a circuit or device) Containing no source of electromotive force

  4. (of radar or a satellite) Receiving or reflecting radiation from a transmitter or target rather than generating its own signal

  5. Relating to or denoting heating systems that make use of incident sunlight as an energy source

  6. Denoting or relating to a voice of verbs in which the subject undergoes the action of the verb (e.g., they were killed as opposed to he killed them)

Noun
  1. A passive form of a verb

  2. The passive voice


  1. passive voice: 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"
  2. lacking in energy or will; "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith
  3. peacefully resistant in response to injustice; "passive resistance"
  4. (passively) in a passive manner; "he listened passively"
  5. (passiveness) passivity: submission to others or to outside influences
  6. (passiveness) passivity: the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative
  7. "Passive" is a song by the alternative rock group A Perfect Circle. The song is a remake of the song "Vacant" by the now-defunct band Tapeworm.
  8. The passive voice of verbs; A form of a verb that is in the passive voice; Being subjected to an action without producing a reaction; Taking no action; Being in the passive voice; Being inactive and submissive in a relationship, especially in a sexual one; Not participating in management
  9. (Passives) Listeners who do not call stations in response to contests or promotions or to make requests or comments; the silent majority.
  10. (Passives) are contacts who give a broker 7 or 8 in response to the question, “On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely is it that you would recommend me to a friend or colleague?”
  11. A style of play that is characterized by reluctance to bet and raise.
  12. A player who bets and raises infrequently, preferring to call or fold when faced with a bet.
  13. Income or loss from business activities in which a person does not materially participate, such as a limited partnership.
  14. A passive manager is required to track the performance of the relevant index as closely as possible. For example, our passive Australian equities manager, CFS, tracks the performance of the S&P/ASX300 ex Listed Property Trusts (that is the Funds benchmark for Australian equities). ...
  15. Usually describes a guitar that does not use pickups which require power (active pickups).
  16. This is a term referring to any ability or upgrade which does not have to be explicitly cast or called. For example, the Overseer passively detects cloaked or burrowed units. The Dark Templar is passively cloaked. These skills do not need to be cast to function.
  17. 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.)
  18. A device that cannot be actively moved.
  19. Someone who does not bet and raise a lot.
  20. Negative. Passive Characters are said to be moved by the plot, rather than actively driving (affecting) the story. A Passive Protagonist is always reacting to events rather than causing them.
  21. A non powered element of a system.
  22. A style of play characterized by checking and calling. Compare to "aggressive", "loose", "tight".
  23. Movement or force occurring under out side force.
  24. Not requiring an external source of power; containing resistors, capacitors, inductors, etc., but no tubes or transistors; provides no amplification.
  25. adj. Passive protection has no special action like a cam, it is merely wedged into a crack and functions only one way.