pathway

noun
path·way | \ ˈpath-ˌwā , 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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Collaboration between scientists from different countries can help create pathways for working together on controversial issues, more generally. Paul Arthur Berkman, Scientific American, "Could Science Diplomacy Be the Key to Stabilizing International Relations?," 12 June 2018 Creating pathways to careers also requires forming partnerships with local employers, who can provide training and skill development in growing fields. New York Times, "What’s the Biggest Challenge for Colleges and Universities?," 5 June 2018 Fiber acts like a roto-rooter to keep the pathway functioning smoothly. Madelyn Fernstrom, NBC News, "Health Matters: Is a "detox diet" good or bad for your health?," 13 July 2018 These were the first senolytics Kirkland and his team identified, based on their ability to disable the half-dozen or so biochemical pathways by which senescent cells cleverly postpone their own death. Sharon Begley, STAT, "Hope for creaky old humans: removing aged cells from mice can restore their youth, study finds," 9 July 2018 After all, what rhetorical device works better when charting the historical pathway of a nation than a road? Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "10 Streets that Changed America," 5 July 2018 And in the evenings from July 12 to July 14, the pianos and the pathways will be illuminated, caterers will offer food and drink and the Moonlight Sonata will get played by moonlight. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "SF’s Flower Piano: Harmonies among the hydrangeas," 5 July 2018 The trail’s pathway is proposed to run from Wellfield Park to the Grasslands Preserve north of Main Street and state Route 67. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Greenway trail would improve public safety, officials agree," 2 July 2018 In truth, the pharmaceutical industry in the United States is largely socialized, especially upstream in the drug development process, when basic research cuts the first pathways to medical breakthroughs. Alexander Zaitchik, The New Republic, "How Big Pharma Was Captured by the One Percent," 28 June 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 , ˈpäth- \

Kids Definition of pathway

pathway

noun
path·way | \ ˈpath-ˌwā, ˈpȧth- \

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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