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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 final third of Secular Mysteries moves to the longer poems of Shelley, who, unlike Wordsworth, does not exemplify the achievement of Cavellian "wise passiveness" of receptivity but rather yearns for it: he "is everywhere to be found struggling toward a trusting response in such constructions of our language and form of life as show themselves to have been impressionably open to what's in the wind" (167).
Greenberg, as usual, had a number of criticisms of the insurance industry including its passiveness and lack of cohesiveness.
One major deplores the passiveness of the international community toward the Syrian revolution, saying they are allowing Syria to sink.
The group's web statement said, "The German government should know it cannot stop our protest by means of silence and passiveness."
Given how much Boo clearly cares about her subjects, one of the most troubling aspects of the book is her passiveness. Reporting a nonfiction novel is a herculean task requiring years ofinterviewing, investigating, and exhuming of documents.
This retrogression in the sports activities is not only counter productive for the esprit de corps, but it sends a negative message of passiveness and also effects the quality of sports person produced by the Armed Forces which form the back bone of competitive sports culture at national level.
Llodra believes Murray's famed tendency for passiveness could present him with a chance.
In the past, there was a dominant sense of passiveness and dependency whereby everyone threw the blame around and no one wanted to take responsibility for taking a stand.
A plan that seeks to instill depression, despair and passiveness in the hearts and the minds of the Palestinians to be drown in debts and crimes and thus forget the beloved Palestine.
Much has been written recently regarding corporate governance or lack of it and the passiveness of our institutional investors such as pension funds.
Wives appear and withdraw with similar passiveness. This work is uncritical and has no historical argument or thesis--the text is only meagerly anchored with dates.
SDSM analyst Ivor Mickovski comments for Utrinski vesnik that Macedonia is today in a situation that is known in history as the "Brezhnev stagnation." This, in Mickovski's view, was an epoch of political paralysis, inactivity, political passiveness, that only contributed to the inefficiency of the Soviet system in confronting the real political and economic challenges of that period.