The definition of passive is not reacting to something that would generally cause a response.(adjective)
An example of passive is sitting quietly while someone calls you cruel names.
Passive is defined as a sentence that is formed by a noun, then a verb then the phrase "by (noun)."(noun)
An example of passive is the sentence "The book was moved by the boy."
See passive in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME passif < L passivus < passus: see passion
See passive in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French passif
Origin: , from Latin passīvus, subject to emotion, the passive
Origin: , from passus
Origin: , past participle of patī, to suffer; see pē(i)- in Indo-European roots.
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