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passing

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈpɑːsɪŋ/
lasting only for a short time and not important: a passing interest Spending time and time passing
Translations of “passing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 路過的, 路過的,經過的…
in Russian проходящий, мимолетный…
in Turkish geçici, kısa süren, ömrü kısa olan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 路过的, 路过的,经过的…
in Polish przelotny…
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