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Noun: passage  pa-sij
  1. The act of passing from one state or place to the next
    - transition
     
  2. A section of text; particularly a section of medium length
     
  3. A way through or along which someone or something may pass
     
  4. (law) the passing of a law by a legislative body
    - enactment
     
  5. A journey usually by ship
    "the outward passage took 10 days";
    - transit
     
  6. A short section of a musical composition
    - musical passage
     
  7. A path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
    "the nasal passages";
    - passageway
     
  8. A bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another
    "the passage of air from the lungs";
    - passing
     
  9. The motion of one object relative to another
    "stellar passages can perturb the orbits of comets";
    - passing
     
  10. The act of passing something to another person
    - handing over

Derived forms: passages

Type of: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, bringing, change of state, complex body part, composition, delivery, journey, journeying, lawmaking, legislating, legislation, motion, movement, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music, reaction, response, section, structure, subdivision, way

Part of: text, textual matter

Encyclopedia: Passage