Meaning of “passing” in the English Dictionary

"passing" in English

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uk /ˈpɑː.sɪŋ/ us /ˈpæs.ɪŋ/

passing noun (CONVERSATION)

in passing

If something is said in passing, it is said while talking about something else and is not the main subject of a conversation:

When asked if he had told the police about the incident, Mr Banks said he had mentioned it in passing to a detective.

passing noun (TIME)

the passing of time/the years

the process of time passing:

My parents seem to have mellowed with the passing of the years.

[ 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 year

passingadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈpɑː.sɪŋ/ us /ˈpæs.ɪŋ/

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

"passing" in American English

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passingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈpæs·ɪŋ/ fml

someone’s death:

We note with sorrow the passing of Raymond Wilson, a member of the board.

(Definition of “passing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)