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Meaning of PASSIVITY

Pronunciation:  pus'ivutee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative
  2. [n]  submission to others or to outside influences

PASSIVITY is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: passiveness
 See Also: apathy, inactiveness, inactivity, indifference, inertia, listlessness, spiritlessness, submissiveness, torpidity, torpidness, torpor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pas*siv"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. passivit['e].]
1. Passiveness; -- opposed to activity. --Jer. Taylor.

2. (Physics) The tendency of a body to remain in a given
   state, either of motion or rest, till disturbed by another
   body; inertia. --Cheyne.

3. (Chem.) The quality or condition of any substance which
   has no inclination to chemical activity; inactivity.

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