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Passive vs Female - What's the difference?

passive | female |

As nouns the difference between passive and female

is that passive is while female is one of the female (feminine) sex or gender.

As an adjective female is

belonging to the sex which typically produces eggs, which in humans and most other mammals is typically the one which has xx chromosomes; belonging to the sex which has larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).

passive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Being subjected to an action without producing a reaction.
  • Taking no action.
  • He remained passive during the protest.
  • (grammar) Being in the passive voice.
  • (psychology) Being inactive and submissive in a relationship, especially in a sexual one.
  • (finance) Not participating in management.
  • Antonyms

    * active * aggressive

    Synonyms

    * inactive * idle * disinterested * uninvolved

    Derived terms

    * passive-aggressive * passively * passiveness * passive smoking * passive voice * passivity * passivisation / passivization * passivise / passivize

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (uncountable, grammar) The passive voice of verbs.
  • (countable, grammar) A form of a verb that is in the passive voice.
  • female

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Belonging to the sex which typically produces eggs, which in humans and most other mammals is typically the one which has XX chromosomes; belonging to the sex which has larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).
  • * 1987 , Don't Shoot[,] Darling!: Women's Independent Filmmaking in Australia , page 350:
  • A travelling shot of a harbour view near Sydney's White Bay moves into a domestic interior as a female voice says, 'There was nowhere else to live except alone.'
  • Belonging to the feminine (social) gender.
  • (grammar, less common than 'feminine') Feminine; of the feminine grammatical gender.
  • * 2012 , Naomi McIlwraith, Kiyâm: Poems (ISBN 1926836693), page 43:
  • The teacher's voice inflects the pulse of nêhiyawêwin as he teaches us. He says a prayer in the first class. Nouns, we learn, have a gender. In French, nouns are male or female , but in Cree, nouns are living or non-living, animate or inanimate.
  • (figuratively) Having an internal socket, as in a connector or pipe fitting.
  • Synonyms

    * feminine * (figuratively) socket

    Coordinate terms

    * intersex * transgender * male * neuter

    Derived terms

    * female-assigned, cisfemale, transfemale

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the female (feminine) sex or gender.
  • # A human member of the feminine sex or gender.
  • # An animal of the sex that produces eggs.
  • # (botany) A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organ capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant.
  • Synonyms

    * girl; see also * woman; see also

    See also

    * female genital mutilation * (Symbol for female) * (wikipedia) * sex, gender, gender identity