pathway

noun
path·​way | \ ˈpath-ˌwā How to pronounce pathway (audio) , 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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Drug use does not rise in those areas, Woo said, because clean needles are paired with pathways to treatment. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "At long last, needle exchange program gets underway in San Antonio," 11 Sep. 2019 The one-time change, worked out with the Trump campaign, provides a pathway to send state delegates to the national convention, even if Trump is blocked from the state ballot. Washington Post, "California GOP opens alternative pathway for 2020 delegates," 8 Sep. 2019 As reported by the BBC, the EFL have shown a willingness to at least discuss the options for Bury being allowed a pathway to reinstatement into League Two. SI.com, "EFL to Discuss Possibility of Reinstating Bury Into League Two for 2020/21," 3 Sep. 2019 There is a strong desire for a pathway to citizenship for immigrants in the county illegally. Nic Garcia, The Denver Post, "Colorado Latinos really don’t like President Donald Trump but they aren’t excited about the 2020 election yet," 29 Aug. 2019 The survey found broad support for developing a pathway to legal status for immigrants living in the country illegally. Jill Colvin, Twin Cities, "New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants," 12 Aug. 2019 In Samoan communities, sports are seen as a pathway to a college education and, if players are lucky or talented enough, NFL riches. Rob Ruck, The Conversation, "I traveled to American Samoa 5 times to study the secret to its football success," 8 Aug. 2019 The irony and the memes serve as a pathway to more radicalization and hate. Emily Stewart, Vox, "El Paso Walmart shooting: what we know," 4 Aug. 2019 That was historically a very good job that gave people a pathway to middle class opportunities. Lydia Depillis, CNN, "What's behind the US government's massive spending on temp workers," 2 Aug. 2019

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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 How to pronounce pathway (audio) , ˈpäth-\

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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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