pathway

noun
path·​way | \ ˈpath-ˌwā How to pronounce pathway (audio) , ˈpäth- \

Definition of pathway

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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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
Recent Examples on the Web Other Democratic organizations plan to pressure companies not to hire former administration officials, closing off the lucrative pathway into the private sector enjoyed by so many former White House staffers. New York Times, "Democrats Are Determined to Pressure Biden to Investigate Trump," 9 Jan. 2021 Experts hypothesize that the virus homes in on those cells, disrupting the pathway for the neurons to get to their destination in the brain. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Loss of smell and taste can linger after Covid or come back different," 6 Jan. 2021 But the opportunity that presents itself now -- Clemson in the semifinal, Alabama in the championship -- is the ultimate OSU pathway. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, "Ohio State football played through a pandemic to earn this gift ... the chance at sweet, sweet revenge: Doug Lesmerises," 20 Dec. 2020 The Christchurch attacker’s pathway to radicalization was entirely unexceptional, say three experts speaking with WIRED who had reviewed the government report. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "The Christchurch Shooter and YouTube's Radicalization Trap," 8 Dec. 2020 As a result, carbon capture didn’t follow the typical clean-energy pathway. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Exxon Mobil shelves a carbon capture project using technology that could slow climate change," 8 Dec. 2020 Mexico placed no racial barrier to citizenship, and its new 1857 constitution eased the pathway to citizenship for fugitive slaves. Eric Herschthal, The New Republic, "The Elusive Promise of the Underground Railroad," 7 Dec. 2020 But bicyclists and trail users traveling west have found that the pathway suddenly ends at the entrance road into the school. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, "Seminole fills missing trail gap in Winter Springs, while Sanford works on Riverwalk extension," 4 Dec. 2020 And the barriers came down on the bike pathway along the city’s cherished lakefront. Washington Post, "Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing again in cities," 26 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of pathway

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pathway was in the 15th century

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17 Jan 2021

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“Pathway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pathway. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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pathway

noun
path·​way | \ ˈpath-ˌwā How to pronounce pathway (audio) , ˈpäth- \

Kids Definition of pathway

pathway

noun
path·​way | \ ˈpath-ˌwā, ˈpȧth- How to pronounce pathway (audio) \

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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