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passage

1
1. Music a section or division of a piece, movement, etc.
2. a section of a written work, speech, etc., esp one of moderate length
3. a journey, esp by ship
4. the enactment of a law or resolution by a legislative or deliberative body
5. an evacuation of the bowels

passage

2 Dressage
1. a sideways walk in which diagonal pairs of feet are lifted alternately
2. a cadenced lofty trot, the moment of suspension being clearly defined

Passage

Any interior corridor connecting room in a building; also called a hallway.

Passage

 

(microbiology), the successive transfer of cultures of microorganisms across various nutrient mediums or the reinoculation of one animal with pathogenic microbes from another, infected animal. A microorganism may undergo certain changes with repeated passage: it may lose its ability to form spores and its pigmentary activity may be altered, its fermentative activity may be decreased, and its virulence may be reduced. In order to prevent the possibly consequent alterations in the behavior of the microorganism, it is preferable to store collections of cultures in a lyophilized state or at the temperature of liquid nitrogen. (SeeLYOPHILIZATION.) In medical microbiology, microorganisms are sometimes passaged among several animals in order to increase the virulence of a culture.


Passage

 

in music, the term used since the 16th century for a rapid sequence of sounds, difficult to execute and characteristic of virtuoso music. There are several types: scale passages, arpeggio passages, and mixed passages.

passage

[′pas·ij]
(geography)
A navigable channel, especially one through reefs or islands.
(navigation)
A transit from one place to another; one leg of a voyage.

passageway, passage

A space connecting one area or room of a building with another.
References in classic literature ?
The passage was undoubtedly artificial, a tunnel made by the hands of men now long crumbled into dust.
You talk a great deal of the length of this passage, my dear.
She acknowledged having walked from end to end of the passage on the second floor, to see if it was as long as the passage on the first; and she mentioned having noticed with astonishment the position of the truckle-bed.
The viscount, therefore, remained in the room watching Christine as she slowly returned to life, while even the joint managers, Debienne and Poligny, who had come to offer their sympathy and congratulations, found themselves thrust into the passage among the crowd of dandies.
The first place to be met with in travelling along the coast of Africa is Rondelo, situate over against Toro, and celebrated for the same miraculous passage.
As you spoke a while ago of the passage of the Israelites and of the catastrophe to the Egyptians, I will ask whether you have met with the traces under the water of this great historical fact?
The writer here interrupts an Iliadic passage (to which she returns immediately) for the double purpose of dwelling upon the slaughter of the heifer, and of letting Nestor's wife and daughter enjoy it also.
It is not the ship that takes her departure; the seaman takes his Departure by means of cross-bearings which fix the place of the first tiny pencil-cross on the white expanse of the track-chart, where the ship's position at noon shall be marked by just such another tiny pencil cross for every day of her passage.
I observed that his name was carded upon THREE state-rooms; and, upon again referring to the list of passengers, I found that he had engaged passage for himself, wife, and two sisters--his own.
The covered passage opened at one end on one of the steep streets of the Adelphi, and at the other on a terrace overlooking the sunset-coloured river.
As the level of the passage rose, so, too, did the waters rise until it soon became apparent to me, who brought up the rear, that they were gaining rapidly upon us.
Applications for passage must be approved by the committee before tickets are issued, and can be made to the undersigned.