Definition: A data structure that is only changed by external threads or processes, in contrast to an active data structure.
Note: See the note for active data structure for an example.
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Paul E. Black, "passive data structure", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 3 December 2007. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/passiveDataStruc.html