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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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 Access to the beach is available on this level via a private pathway. cleveland, 14 Jan. 2022 The evening will feature a variety of original solo, duet and group performances choreographed by student Dance pathway majors at ACT. courant.com, 13 Jan. 2022 The space station, therefore, offers humanity a pathway toward cooperation and sustainability in spaceflight. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 12 Jan. 2022 His visit to the Peach State, which takes places less than a week before MLK Jr. Day, comes amid pressure by advocates calling on Biden to spell out more clearly a pathway to the passage of the voting rights bills. Maegan Vazquez, CNN, 11 Jan. 2022 On an early autumn afternoon, Diego Valeri stood in the soft grass at the Fields Neighborhood Park, under the gaze of a twinkling Fremont Bridge, watching his daughter, Constanza, giddily race down a pathway on her pink scooter. oregonlive, 11 Jan. 2022 An offense without Walker managed to find a pathway to end zone as Thorne spearheaded a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown drives. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, 31 Dec. 2021 Putin warned each other during a conference call of the potential for a dangerous downturn in relations if the current crisis over Ukraine further escalates, but kept a pathway open for diplomacy. WSJ, 31 Dec. 2021 In a world which is increasingly polarized, your ability to listen, appreciate and learn will set you apart and create a pathway toward greater leadership, performance and more fulfilling work and life. Tracy Brower, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021

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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 2022

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“Pathway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pathway. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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pathway

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pathway

: path

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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