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passive

adj. referring to being inactive. A "passive trustee" is one who has no responsibilities other than to hold title or wait for an event which would activate the trust. "Passive income" for tax purposes includes any income in which there is no effort or active management, and is treated differently for some purposes, such as social security income limitations. It may include stock dividends, trust profits, rents with no management involvement, and interest on bank accounts.

passive

adjective acquiescent, amenable, apathetic, calm, compliable, compliant, complying, concessive, docile, dormant, duteous, dutiful, enduring, feeble, flexible, forbearant, heedless, indifferent, indolent, irresolute, lamblike, languorous, malleable, nonresisting, obedient, obeisant, obsequious, otiose, phlegmatic, pliable, pliant, quiescent, receptive, recumbent, resigned, resistless, restrained, sequacious, servile, subject, submissive, subordinate, subservient, supine, supple, tame, tractable, unassertive, undemonstrative, unopposing, unresistant, unresisting, yielding
Associated concepts: passive negligence, passive tortfeasor
See also: dormant, indolent, insensible, languid, lifeless, obedient, otiose, patient, phlegmatic, pliant, resigned, sequacious, servile, stagnant, static, stoical, torpid, unobtrusive, yielding

PASSIVE, com. law. All the sums of which one is a debtor. It is used in contradistinction to active. (q.v.) By active debts are understood those which may be employed in furnishing assets to a merchant to pay those which he owes, which are called passive debts.

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Chlorophyll-a content from passive diffusion periphytometer treatment arrays were compared using analysis of variance and means were separated using the least significant difference procedure with an [alpha] = 0.
The idea of active transport is contrasted with passive diffusion.
concentrations up to 12 mM in an attempt to identify a passive diffusion component of [Cl.
Local movement in herbivorous insects: applying a passive diffusion model to mark-recapture field experiments.
A pound of moth balls spread on a carton, allowed passive diffusion into the atmosphere.
Ready Absorption: The highly lipid-soluble formulation readily penetrates skin by passive diffusion, a natural absorption process
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Elemental mercury vapor, such as may be present in the workplace, is readily absorbed through the lung tissue and is then taken up by several tissue types through passive diffusion.
The Draeger monitor and the passive diffusion tubes were attached to the clothing in the chest area of the women in the morning, before they started their daily activities in the kitchen.
The passive diffusion of methotrexate across the skin is very limited.

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