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English definition of “pass-fail”

pass-fail

adjective     /ˌpɑːsˈfeɪl/ US  /ˌpæs-/ mainly US
If an exam or course is pass-fail, no mark is given for it, and the only thing the students are told about their performance is if they have passed .Marks and results
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