pass–fail

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adjective \ˈpas-ˈfāl\

Definition of pass–fail

  1. :  being a system of grading whereby the grades “pass” and “fail” replace the traditional letter grades

pass–fail

noun

1930

First Known Use of pass–fail

1930


PASS–FAIL Defined for English Language Learners

pass–fail

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adjective \ˈpas-ˈfāl\

Definition of pass–fail for English Language Learners

  • : 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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