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English definition of “passing”

passing

noun (TIME)    /ˈpɑː.sɪŋ/ US  /ˈpæs.ɪŋ/
the passing of time/the years the process of time passing: My parents seem to have mellowed with the passing of the years.Spending time and time passing [S] the death or end of someone or something: Ten years after her death, the public still mourns her passing. the passing of the old yearEnds and endingsDeath and dying
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