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  1. Something that is not active, but rather is acted upon.
  2. Remaining neutral or submissive during an event.
    He remained passive during the protest.

Etymology

From French passif, from Latin passivus ("serving to express the suffering of an action; in late Latin literally capable of suffering or feeling"), from pati ("to suffer"), past participle of passus; compare patient.

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