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passing

pass·ing

passing

 
pronunciation:
pae sIng
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
phrases:
in passing
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: going by, in position or time.
the passing paradethe passing years
similar words:
cross, filing, moving
definition 2: of short duration; involving little or brief attention; fleeting.
a passing interest
synonyms:
fleeting, fugitive, transient, transitory
similar words:
brief, casual, ephemeral, evanescent, impermanent, marginal, momentary, short-lived, short-term, superficial, temporary
definition 3: indicating that one has passed a test, assignment, or course.
a passing score
similar words:
acceptable, satisfactory
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of one that passes.
similar words:
passage
definition 2: a place or means by which to pass.
similar words:
pass, passage, passageway
definition 3: the act of dying or fact of having died; death.
his untimely passing
synonyms:
death, demise, dying, end
similar words:
decease
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phrase: in passing
derivation: passingly (adv.)
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