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  Passivity (Pas*siv"i*ty) (?), n.
[Cf. F. passivité.]

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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