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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Fans line both sides of the pathway, hoping to get a glimpse of the players. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "NFL stadiums are more luxurious than ever. Here's how the Panthers could keep up.," 5 July 2018 Kisses from infected relatives are a major pathway, too. Hannah Orenstein, Seventeen, ""I Have a Cold Sore. Does That Mean I Have Herpes?"," 7 Oct. 2016 Yelp said the lower court ruling would give businesses unhappy about negative reviews a new legal pathway for getting them removed. Sudhin Thanawala, The Seattle Times, "California high court: Yelp can’t be ordered to remove posts," 2 July 2018 Yelp said the lower court ruling would give businesses unhappy about negative reviews a new legal pathway for getting them removed. Washington Post, "California high court: Yelp can’t be ordered to remove posts," 2 July 2018 Alsup cites precedent for courts steering clear of opening new legal pathways, deferring to the other branches of government. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Judge rules that sea-level rise doesn’t fall under public nuisance laws," 26 June 2018 Researchers suspect this may be particularly useful for patients with damage to the left side of the brain, because music emphasizes use of the right side of the brain, providing a potential alternate route to develop new nerve pathways. Robert Mccoppin, courant.com, "Music Can Call Back Loved Ones Lost In Alzheimer's Darkness," 22 June 2018 The city also plans to create a new pedestrian and bicycle pathway which will connect the city's Ken McDonald Golf Course, a canal bridge and Kyrene Road. Jerod Macdonald-evoy, azcentral, "From pickleball to bikepaths: What's in the Tempe budget for you," 12 June 2018 Researchers suspect this may be particularly useful for patients with damage to the left side of the brain, because music emphasizes use of the right side of the brain, providing a potential alternate route to develop new nerve pathways. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, "Music can call back loved ones lost in Alzheimer's darkness: 'So much we can do to improve quality of life'," 11 June 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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