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passage

noun  /ˈpæs·ɪdʒ/ us  

passage noun (CONNECTING WAY)

[C] (also passageway,  /ˈpæs·ɪdʒˌweɪ/) a usually long and narrow part of a building with rooms on one or both sides, or an enclosed path that connects places: A narrow passage led through the house to the yard. [C] (also passageway,  /ˈpæs·ɪdʒˌweɪ/) A passage is also an entrance or opening: the nasal passages

passage noun (PART)

[C] a short piece of writing or music that is part of a larger piece: a short passage for a trumpet solo

passage noun (TRAVEL)

[U] the right to travel or to leave a place: We booked passage on a cruise ship. He was guaranteed safe passage to the border.
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