Passive


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Passive

Income or loss from business activities in which a person does not materially participate, such as a limited partnership.

Passive

Income (or loss) from an investment in which an individual does not directly participate. The most common types of passive income are rents from property one owns and income from a limited partnership. Some analysts consider income from dividends and coupons to be passive income while others do not. Passive income is taxable, but it is often treated differently from active income.
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Even some Honda engineers agree that advances from passive dynamics can improve bipedal robots.
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In the circuit court's opinion, section 469(1) gave the secretary the authority to classify otherwise passive income as nonpassive to meet the congressional goal of eliminating tax shelters.
The first consideration in building a passive solar house is its orientation to the sun.
The issue of passive versus active matrix LEP displays will likely be played out over several generations of product, each offering advantages in specific applications.
Before this study, it was known that passive smoking caused increased risk for several ailments, including asthma and bronchitis, as well as middle-ear infections in young children.
Why do these critics shoot themselves in the foot by using the passive voice to criticize the passive voice?
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