pathway

noun
path·​way | \ ˈpath-ˌwā , ˈpäth-\

Definition of pathway

1 : path, course
2 : a line of communication over interconnecting neurons extending from one organ or center to another also : a network of interconnecting neurons along which a nerve impulse travels
3 : the sequence of usually enzyme-catalyzed reactions by which one substance is converted into another metabolic pathways

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Synonyms for pathway

Synonyms

footpath, path, trace, track, trail

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Examples of pathway in a Sentence

We walked along a winding pathway. we parked our car near a rambling pathway that led down to the pond

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This is the only way to lock Kim Jong Un into a sustainable pathway of economic growth and positive engagement with the international community. Hannah Song, Time, "Forget Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Here’s Why the People of North Korea Are the Real Solution," 13 June 2018 Ketoconazole has been proposed to disrupt the pathway of DHT leading to thinning of follicles. Faith Cummings, Allure, "The Best Shampoos for Thinning Hair, According to Dermatologists," 1 Feb. 2018 Recognition of a problem is one step on the pathway to cure, but the remedial measures that both companies have so far proposed are inadequate, commercially, socially and journalistically. Paul Bond, The Hollywood Reporter, "Rupert Murdoch: Facebook Should Pay for News," 22 Jan. 2018 Without adequate food, water, sleep, or proper pathways on which to run, Ramos pushed on with tremendous effort, and was able to compete in last year’s marathon. Noor Brara, Vogue, "At the New York City Marathon, a Young Olympian Runs for Puerto Rico," 2 Nov. 2018 The six stones will be placed alongside the pathway, pointing upward. Washington Post, "Design to honor Sept. 11 rescue, recovery workers unveiled," 30 May 2018 The last pathway is glycan synthesis, in which sugars are modified so that they can be attached to proteins. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Sugar cures cancer! (Not really, but one sugar may help chemo)," 21 Nov. 2018 In the traditional regulatory pathway for medical devices, companies invest upwards of $100 million for large-scale, long-term clinical trials to show the device is safe and effective. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Spinal implants help treat paralysis but aren’t ready for primetime," 3 Nov. 2018 Some trail users however aren’t convinced the pathway is the best solution. Kate Magill, Columbia Flier, "Building near popular Howard trail stirs residents, sparks safety concerns," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of pathway

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pathway

noun
path·​way | \ ˈpath-ˌwā , ˈpäth-\

Kids Definition of pathway

pathway

noun
path·​way | \ ˈpath-ˌwā, ˈpȧth- \

Medical Definition of pathway

1 : a line of communication over interconnecting neurons extending from one organ or center to another also : a network of interconnecting neurons along which a nerve impulse travels
2 : the sequence of usually enzyme-catalyzed reactions by which one substance is converted into another metabolic pathways

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