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passage

noun
 
 
/ˈpæsɪdʒ/
[C] (also passageway /ˈpæsɪdzweɪ/) a usually long and narrow part of a building with rooms on one or both sides, or a covered path which connects places: There's a passage on the side of the building – the maintenance department is along there.
[C] a short piece of writing that is part of a larger piece of work: There's one passage in the report which seems incorrect.
[U] an act of moving through a place: Despite security checks, our passage through the airport was fairly quick.
[U or S] the way that time passes: The directors are hopeful that, with the passage of time, trading conditions will improve.
[ U] official approval of something, especially a new law: passage of sth Protesters are opposing passage of the new energy bill through parliament.
(Definition of passage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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