Pas*siv"i*ty (?), n. [Cf. F. passivit'e.]


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.


3. Chem.

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


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