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passage

noun
 
 
/ˈpæsɪdʒ/
SPACE [C] ( also passageway,
 
/ˈpæsɪdzweɪ/
 
)
B2 a long, narrow space that connects one place to another: There's a passage to the side of the house, leading to the garden.Passages and entrance areas
WRITING/MUSIC [C] B2 a short part of a book, speech, or piece of music: She can quote whole passages from the novel.Musical pieces
TUBE [C] a tube in your body that allows air, liquid, etc to pass through it: the nasal/respiratory passagesSubstances and structures in the body
PROGRESS [U, no plural] the movement or progress from one stage or place to another: It's a difficult passage from boyhood to manhood.Journeys
the passage of time literary the way that time passes: Love changes with the passage of time.Spending time and time passing
(Definition of passage from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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