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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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Active 3D seems to be the most popular one around, until LG brought in the Cinema 3D range with the Passive 3D tech, technically called the Film type Patterned Retarder.
TL515 Series - Toshiba's first Natural 3D - also known as Passive 3D - HDTVs, the TL515 Series are ideal for families and gamers looking for a great 3D experience and a low total cost of ownership.
Manufacturers are still experimenting with 3D technology, and that will mean more passive 3D displays, and possibly even glasses-free 3D HDTVs in the not-so-near future.
It allows the wearer to go from the theater, to passive technology video game consoles, to passive 3D televisions and laptops without ever changing their glasses.
Powered by a second generation Intel Core i7 processor, the LG V300 AIO has a 23-inch FPR 3D display requiring passive 3D glasses, and IPS technology with 178 degree viewing angles.
Marchon3D, a division of Marchon Eyewear, one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear, is using the patented M3D technology to roll out several lines of cutting-edge, passive 3D eyewear for use in movie theaters, 3D gaming consoles and passive 3D televisions and computers.
Patterned-retarder based 3D TV's today reduce 3D video resolution by half for compatibility with passive 3D eyewear.
At InfoComm, using an InFocus[R] DepthQ[R] HD 3D Projector, InFocus partner Lightspeed Design will demonstrate its new DepthQ([R]) 3D technology that offers a high-brightness, low-ghost 3D viewing experience using comfortable and inexpensive passive 3D eyewear.
Echoing this sentiment, Ami Dror, XpanD Chief Strategy Officer stated, "XpanD's active 3D technology can be scientifically proven as superior to competitive offerings in the active realm and simply obliterates passive 3D on every level imaginable.
Unlike competitive passive 3D technologies that use inexpensive disposable glasses, XpanD's active 3D glasses do not affect image quality, do not have ghosting effects and do not manipulate the colors and contrast which is crucial in delivering the best 3D image and requisite for a movie such as Avatar.
It consists of a 2D/3D switchable display bundle that includes passive 3D glasses and stereoscopic 3D display drivers.