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  1. pas·sage
    IPA[ˈpasij]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. subject (a strain of microorganisms or cells) to a passage:

      each recombinant virus was passaged nine times successively
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: passage, plural noun: passages

    • noun

      a movement performed in advanced dressage and classical riding, in which the horse executes a slow elevated trot, giving the impression of dancing.
    • noun

      the action or process of moving through or past somewhere on the way from one place to another:

      the action or process of moving forward:

    • verb

      subject (a strain of microorganisms or cells) to a passage:
    • noun

      a movement performed in advanced dressage and classical riding, in which the horse executes a slow elevated trot, giving the impression of dancing.
    • noun

      a hawk caught for training while on migration, especially as an immature bird of less than twelve months.
    • noun

      an elaborate or excessively ornate passage in a literary composition.
    • an ocean channel between Cuba on the west and Haiti on the east that connects the Caribbean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean.
    • a sea passage along the northern coast of the North American continent, through the Canadian Arctic from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It was sought for many years as a possible trade route by explorers that included Sebastian Cabot, Sir Francis Drake, and Martin Frobisher; it was first navigated 1903-06 by Roald Amundsen.
    • noun

      a transitional section in a musical composition leading to a new section or theme:
    • a water route from Seattle in Washington to Alaska that passes through islands in Washington, British Columbia, and southeastern Alaska.
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