Passive Component

Technology / Home Audio / Passive Component: In a crossover system, a non-powered component used to separate an audio signal into a specified frequency band before it goes to a particular amplifier or driver. A passive device usually incurs some loss (expressed in decibels) to a system. Typical such components include capacitors, coils, and resistors.

Other Words for Passive

Passive Adjective Synonyms: inactive, non-aggressive, inert, motionless, unresponsive, quiet, calm, tranquil, serene, placid, still, idle, unmoving, unmoved, impassive, untouched, cool, indifferent, phlegmatic, uninterested, uninvolved, dispassionate, apathetic, lifeless, listless
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Passive Losses

Business / Real Estate / Passive Losses: Losses left over when deductions for annual operating expenses, loan interest, and depreciation exceed annual rents. For tax purposes, passive losses can only be used to offset passive income. MORE

Passive Matrix

Technology / Computers / Passive Matrix: An older form of LCD (liquid crystal display) technology that processes pixels using row-and-column formatting. This type of formatting produces slower responce times and lower contrast ratios when co MORE

Passive Investment Management

Business / Finance / Passive Investment Management: Buying a well diversified portfolio to represent a broad-based market index without attempting to search out mispriced securities. MORE

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