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  1. passivity

    • IPA[pəˈsɪvɪti]

    英式

    • n.
      acceptance of what happens, without active response or resistance;the state of inactivity of a metal made unreactive by a thin inert surface layer of oxide
    • noun: passivity

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. acceptance of what happens, without active response or resistance the perceived passivity of the populace is deceptive the passivity of television watching
    • 2. the state of inactivity of a metal made unreactive by a thin inert surface layer of oxide nickel increases the overall passivity of the iron
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    • IPA[paˈsivədē]

    美式

    • n.
      acceptance of what happens, without active response or resistance: the perceived passivity of the populace is deceptive the passivity of television watching

    Oxford American Dictionary