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Dictionary definition for: Passing

1. (n) (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"

2. (s) enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood" "a passing fancy" "youth''s transient beauty" "love is transitory but at is eternal" "fugacious blossoms"

3. (r) to an extreme degree or extent; "his eyesight was exceedingly defective"

4. (n) euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"

5. (n) the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"

6. (n) the end of something; "the passing of winter"

7. (n) a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs" "the passing of flatus"

8. (n) going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it; "she drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me"

9. (n) success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test" "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"

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