Synsets for "passive"

Synset: passive_voice.n.01

Synonyms: passive_voice

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb

Examples: `The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice | `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive

Lemmas: passive_voice passive

Hypernym: voice

Hyponym:

Antonyms: active_voice

    

Synset: passive.a.01

Synonyms: passive

Part of Speech: ADJECTIVE

Definition: lacking in energy or will

Examples: Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

Lemmas: passive inactive

Hypernym:

Hyponym:

Antonyms: active

    

Synset: passive.s.02

Synonyms: passive

Part of Speech: ADJECTIVE SATELLITE

Definition: peacefully resistant in response to injustice

Examples: passive resistance

Lemmas: passive peaceful

Hypernym:

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: passive.a.03

Synonyms: passive

Part of Speech: ADJECTIVE

Definition: expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb

Examples: academics seem to favor passive sentences

Lemmas: passive

Hypernym:

Hyponym:

Antonyms: active

    

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Passive voice In Japanese, for example, the adversative passive (also called indirect passive) indicates adversative affect. The indirect or adversative passive has the same form as the direct passive. Unlike the direct passive, the indirect passive may be used with intransitive verbs.
English passive voice Passive writing is not necessarily slack and indirect. Many famously vigorous passages use the passive voice, as in these examples with the passive verbs italicized:
Passive optical network The drivers behind the modern passive optical network are high reliability, low cost, and passive functionality.
Uses of English verb forms For further details of passive constructions, see English passive voice.
German verbs There are two types of passive forms: static passive and dynamic passive. They differ by their auxiliary words. The static passive uses "sein", the dynamic passive is formed with "werden" (which has a slightly different conjugation from its siblings). In both cases, the old infinitive is turned into its passive participle form.
Passive Wi-Fi Passive Wi-Fi is a refinement of Wi-Fi technology that uses passive reflection to reduce energy consumption.
Impersonal passive voice Venetian has the impersonal passive voice, also called intransitive passive, since it is built from intransitive verbs.
English passive voice For example, despite Orwell's advice to avoid the passive, his "Politics and the English Language" employs passive voice for about 20 percent of its constructions. By comparison, a statistical study found about 13 percent passive constructions in newspapers and magazines.
Passivity (engineering) A component that is not passive is called an active component. An electronic circuit consisting entirely of passive components is called a passive circuit (and has the same properties as a passive component). Used out-of-context and without a qualifier, the term passive is ambiguous. Typically, analog designers use this term to refer to incrementally passive components and systems, while control systems engineers will use this to refer to thermodynamically passive ones.
Passive-aggressive behavior Increased public exposure to the term has led to websites like "Passive-Aggressive Notes", which uploads purportedly passive-aggressive emails, notes and signs, although many of the examples are not correctly passive-aggressive in nature.
Latin conjugation There are six infinitives. They are in the present active, present passive, perfect active, perfect passive, future active and future passive.
Vibration isolation A basic understanding of how passive isolation works, the more common types of passive isolators, and the main factors that influence the selection of passive isolators:
Latin conjugation Add the passive endings to form the passive voice. The passive "portor" can be translated as "I am carried," or "I am being carried".
English passive voice For example, "Caesar was stabbed by Brutus" is in the passive voice. The subject, "Caesar", indicates the person acted upon. The agent is expressed here with the phrase "by Brutus", but this can be omitted. The equivalent sentence in the active voice is "Brutus stabbed Caesar", in which the subject denotes the doer, or agent, Brutus. A sentence featuring the passive voice is sometimes called a "passive sentence", and a verb phrase in passive voice is sometimes called a "passive verb".
English passive voice A "bare passive clause" is similar to a typical passive clause, but without the passive auxiliary verb (so it is a non-finite clause consisting of a subject together with a verb phrase based on a past participle with the passive construction). These can be used in such contexts as newspaper headlines:
Passive margin A fourth way to classify passive margins is according to the nature of sedimentation of the mature passive margin. Sedimentation continues throughout the life of a passive margin. Sedimentation changes rapidly and progressively during the initial stages of passive margin formation because rifting begins on land, becoming marine as the rift opens and a true passive margin is established. Consequently, the sedimentation history of a passive margin begins with fluvial, lacustrine, or other subaerial deposits, evolving with time depending on how the rifting occurred and how, when, and by what type of sediment it varies.
Sea ice concentration microwave sensors and most passive infrared sensors. Passive is used in the
Voice (grammar) The bli passive is often synonymous with, and sometimes preferable to, the s-passive:
Sotho verbs The suffix may be either (Proto-Bantu *-u-) (short passive) or (long passive).
Behavioral communication There are four different types of communication behavior: aggressive, assertive, passive, and passive-aggressive.