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 The Australian newspaper, has been a vocal critic of the Significant Investor scheme, saying that at least 600 wealthy Chinese had used the visa as a pathway to Australian citizenship. Emma O'brien, Fortune, 11 Sep. 2022 Now visitors with disabilities, stroller-toting parents, and others can make their way down a pair of mats that serve as a stable pathway across the sand. Sunset Magazine, 6 Sep. 2022 Greenland’s Foreign and Raw Materials Minister, meanwhile, sees a generous profit-sharing agreement as a pathway for Greenland to become economically independent of Denmark. Kylie Warner, The New Yorker, 4 Aug. 2022 In a Thursday court filing, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald disclosed a trial strategy that discusses a theory known as the pathway to violence. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 4 Aug. 2022 But Senate Democrats lack the votes to help make good on Mr. Biden’s campaign promise, leaving executive action as the only pathway. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 Golden metal inlays in the stone tile floor act as a pathway, leading guests through a series of intimate spaces, each radiating a feeling of discovery. Melinda Sheckells, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Apr. 2022 One was the importance of education as a pathway out of poverty. ELLE, 11 Apr. 2022 But the gravy doesn’t drip down to the developmental Korn Ferry Tour, the chief pathway to the main circuit. Eamon Lynch, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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14 Sep 2022

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“Pathway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pathway. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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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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