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Passive may refer to:

Science and Technology[edit]

  • Passivation, process of making a material "passive" in relation to another material prior to using the materials together
  • Passivity (engineering) a property of engineering systems, particularly in analog electronics and control systems
  • Passive solar building design, which uses (or avoids) sunlight as an energy source without active mechanical systems
  • Passive house, a standard for energy efficiency in buildings
  • Passive mode, in regards to how a data connection is established in File Transfer Protocol



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