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passivity

[ pa-siv-i-tee ]
/ pæˈsɪv ɪ ti /
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noun

Also pas·sive·ness [pas-iv-nis]. /ˈpæs ɪv nɪs/. the state or condition of being passive.
chemical inactivity, especially the resistance to corrosion of certain metals when covered with a coherent oxide layer.

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Origin of passivity

First recorded in 1650–60; passive + -ity
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