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 This pathway creates the wider hydrogen infrastructure required to support large-scale zero-emission production from renewable energy when the energy production capacity is sufficiently high. Nils Rokke, Forbes, 10 May 2021 As first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, second in the hierarchy only to NBPA president Chris Paul, Iguodala is among those who signed off on this pathway through the pandemic. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 7 Mar. 2021 Republicans’ victories in Orange County last fall showed a pathway for some party candidates. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2021 Because there has never been a fungal vaccine approved, there is no preestablished evaluation pathway for the developers or regulatory agencies to follow. Maryn Mckenna, Scientific American, 19 May 2021 If the Biden administration were to open a pathway for Afghans through the US Refugee Admissions Program, the qualifications are broader, but numbers would fall under the refugee quota. BostonGlobe.com, 12 May 2021 Inside American intelligence agencies, there have been warnings that the SolarWinds attack could give Russia a further pathway for malicious activity against government agencies and corporations. New York Times, 15 Apr. 2021 And the pathway for aging Canadian firefighters to the NFL closed. Nate Davis, USA Today, 12 Apr. 2021 Her campaign focused on plans to expand early childhood education programs and diversify the education workforce, in part by easing the pathway for teacher licensure and student loan forgiveness. Rory Linnane, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 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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10 Jun 2021

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“Pathway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pathway. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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