|Noun||1.||passive matrix display - a type of LCD screen used for some portable computers; parallel wires run both vertically and horizontally and pixels are turned on when the wires intersecting at that pixel are both energized; "passive matrix displays are generally inferior to active matrix displays"|
|(hardware)||passive matrix display - A type of liquid crystal display which relies on
persistence to maintain the state of each display element
(pixel) between refresh scans. The resolution of such
displays is limited by the ratio between the time to set a
pixel and the time it takes to fade.|
Contrast active matrix display.