What Does Passive Mean?

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The word passive is an adjective referring to being inactive or state of inactivity. An example is a 'passive trustee' means one who has no responsibilities other than to hold title.
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pas·sive
[pas-iv]
ADJECTIVE
1.
not reacting visibly to something that might be expected to produce manifestations of an emotion or feeling.
2.
not participating readily or actively; inactive: a passive member of a committee.
3.
not involving visible reaction or active participation: to play a passive role.
4.
inert or quiescent.
5.
influenced, acted upon, or affected by some external force, cause, or agency; being the object of action rather than causing action (active).
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