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English noun: passage

1. passage (act) the act of passing from one state or place to the next


Synonymstransition


Broader (hypernym)change of state


Narrower (hyponym)fossilisation, fossilization, segue

2. passage (communication) a section of text; particularly a section of medium length


Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision


Narrower (hyponym)excerpt, excerption, extract, locus classicus, place, purple passage, selection, text, transition


Part meronymtext, textual matter

3. passage (artifact) a way through or along which someone or something may pass


Broader (hypernym)way


Narrower (hyponym)adit, aisle, channel, conduit, cul, cul de sac, dead end, fish ladder, passageway, right of way, shaft, throat

4. passage (act) the passing of a law by a legislative body


Synonymsenactment


Broader (hypernym)lawmaking, legislating, legislation


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

5. passage (act) a journey usually by ship


SamplesThe outward passage took 10 days.


Synonymstransit


Broader (hypernym)journey, journeying


Narrower (hyponym)lockage

6. passage (communication) a short section of a musical composition


Synonymsmusical passage


Broader (hypernym)composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music


Narrower (hyponym)adagio, allegretto, allegro, andante, cadence, cadenza, impromptu, intro, largo, modulation, musical phrase, phrase, recitative, transition

7. passage (body) a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass


SamplesThe nasal passages.


Synonymspassageway


Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure


Narrower (hyponym)birth canal, canal, carpal tunnel, channel, duct, epicardia, epithelial duct, esophagus, fauces, fistula, gorge, gullet, meatus, oesophagus, opening, orifice, porta, root canal, shunt, sinus, sinusoid

8. passage (act) a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another


SamplesThe passage of air from the lungs.
The passing of flatus.


Synonymspassing


Broader (hypernym)reaction, response

9. passage (event) the motion of one object relative to another


SamplesStellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets.


Synonymspassing


Broader (hypernym)motion, movement

10. passage (act) the act of passing something to another person


Synonymshanding over


Broader (hypernym)bringing, delivery


Narrower (hyponym)relay









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