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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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The basis for the percentages in the passive matrix column was a BNC query for past-participle forms immediately followed by the infinitive marker to, manually checked for occurrences of lexical infinitives.
These boast a 7.8", backlit color passive matrix VGA display that handles 16 colors at 640 x 480 and up to 256 colors at 320 x 200.
This unit features improved color display capabilities when compared to older units with a black and white or passive matrix color display.
Six user-selectable software features help maximize productivity and serve to offset some of the usability problems encountered with the smaller LCD and passive matrix screens on portable computers.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) or audio settings commonly use passive matrix or segment displays that show a pre-defined row (or sections) of numbers, letters, or graphics.
These devices are designed for either general use or optimized for specific applications, such as driving white LEDs for display background illumination, driving active or passive matrix OLED displays and products for LED lighting.
Shipments of passive matrix indicator displays also increased by 96% YoY, indicating a considerable recovery from the first half of 2009 when automobile production plunged.
With a variety of display solutions, Apollo Display Technologies re-introduces its most popular LCDs--the 5.7" passive matrix color super-twisted nematic LCDs, and the 6.5" 8.4" and 10.4" active matrix thin-film transistor LCDs.