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password

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɑːs.wɜːd/ us    /ˈpæs.wɝːd/
B1 a secret word or combination of letters or numbers, used for communicating with another person or with a computer to prove who you are: I can't let you in unless you give the password. You can't gain access to the computer system without entering your password.
Translations of “password”
in Korean 비밀 번호…
in Arabic كَلِمة سِرّ…
in Portuguese senha…
in Catalan contrasenya…
in Japanese パスワード…
in Italian password, parola d’ordine…
in Chinese (Traditional) 口令, 密碼…
in Russian пароль…
in Turkish parola, şifre…
in Chinese (Simplified) 口令, 密码…
in Polish hasło…
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