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password

password

noun pass·word \ˈpas-ˌwərd\

: a secret word or phrase that a person must know before being given permission to enter a place

: a secret series of numbers or letters that allows you to use a computer system

Full Definition of PASSWORD

1
:  something that enables one to pass or gain admission: as
a :  a spoken word or phrase required to pass by a guard
b :  a sequence of characters required for access to a computer system
2
:  watchword

Examples of PASSWORD

  1. You need to enter your password to check your e-mail.
  2. <the password for the all-night rave will be changed next week>

First Known Use of PASSWORD

1799

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