Meaning of “pass-fail” in the English Dictionary

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"pass-fail" in British English

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pass-failadjective

uk /ˌpɑːsˈfeɪl/ us /ˌpæsˈfeɪl/ 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 whether or not they have passed.

(Definition of “pass-fail” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pass-fail" in American English

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pass-failadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈpæsˈfeɪl/

(of college and university courses) having only two marks, one for passing and one for failing

(Definition of “pass-fail” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)