pathway

noun

path·​way ˈpath-ˌwā How to pronounce pathway (audio)
ˈpäth-
1
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

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 University spokesman Erik Hollins claimed that protesters had taken control of the first floor and blocked the building’s pathways, the Los Angeles Times reported. Washington Examiner Staff, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 13 June 2024 That bill, introduced earlier this year by council member Kenyan R. McDuffie (I-At Large), aims to repair the city’s mobile sports betting market by offering pathways for major betting operators to partner with local sports teams. Michael Brice-Saddler, Washington Post, 12 June 2024 The project would create 23,000 good-paying union jobs, putting families on the pathway toward upward mobility. Donovan Richards, New York Daily News, 12 June 2024 The drop in migrant arrivals also coincided with the launch of a new federal parole program for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans that penalized nationals from those countries crossing illegally into the United States, while offering them a new lawful pathway to entry. Ana Ceballos, Miami Herald, 11 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for pathway 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Pathway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pathway. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

pathway

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

Medical Definition

pathway

noun
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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