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Meaning of “passing” - Learner’s Dictionary

passing

noun     /ˈpɑːsɪŋ/
the passing of time/years
the way that time passes: With the passing of time their love had changed.Spending time and time passing
in passing
If you say something in passing, you talk about one thing briefly while talking mainly about something else: She mentioned in passing that she'd seen Stuart.Quoting and making references
Translations of “passing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 談話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 谈话…
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