pass-fail

adjective
\ ˈpas-ˈfāl How to pronounce pass-fail (audio) \

Definition of pass-fail

: being a system of grading whereby the grades "pass" and "fail" replace the traditional letter grades

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pass-fail noun

First Known Use of pass-fail

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Pass-fail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pass-fail. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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pass-fail

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of pass-fail

US : using a system of grading in which the grades "pass" and "fail" are used instead of traditional grades like "A," "B," and "C"

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