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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Our mission is providing outstanding marine and aquatic programs where youth can learn teamwork and leadership skills, self-reliance and confidence, maritime career pathways and independence of mind, body, and spirit. Houston Chronicle, "Campers can explore the shores, waterways of Galveston Bay," 14 June 2019 Fire trucks and engines, police cars and ambulances lined the Drive from 80th to 81st Streets, and water pooled in pathways outside the brick apartment building. Hannah Leone, chicagotribune.com, "Residents escape on ladders from Chatham apartment fire," 13 July 2018 This does -- this cuts in a third the pathway for dreamers who have been in this country. Fox News, "Rep. Eric Swalwell criticizes GOP immigration legislation," 21 June 2018 Or those opportunities may only be opening doors to the next stage of education, or to lives and/or careers in the military or directive pathways into careers in the workforce. The Aegis, "A transformative time [Editorial]," 1 June 2018 Centenarians tend to have cells in which there is reduced signaling in another pathway that involves insulin. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live," 20 May 2018 Meanwhile, students in agricultural pathways classes research agricultural laws and food safety regulations that emerged as a result of the book’s publication. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Down on the farm, these high school students get a unique public education," 25 Apr. 2018 Chris Mason of Weill Cornell Medicine reported epigenetic changes in five biological pathways, including those related to oxygen deprivation, DNA repair and bone formation. Sarah Kaplan, Houston Chronicle, "The truth about astronaut Scott Kelly's viral 'space genes'," 16 Mar. 2018 Research shows that educational tracking — placing students in lower-achieving pathways — can harm students and constitute a form of segregation: African American and Latino students are disproportionately assigned to lower tracks. The Hechinger Report, NOLA.com, "High schools in New Orleans try a new way to keep at-risk kids from dropping out," 5 Mar. 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 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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