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Noun passage has 10 senses
  1. passage, transition - the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    --1 is a kind of change of state
    --1 has particulars: fossilization, fossilisation
    Derived form: verb pass19
  2. passage - a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
    --2 is a kind of
    section, subdivision
    --2 is a part of text, textual matter
    --2 has particulars:
     excerpt, extract, selection; locus classicus; place; purple passage; transition; text
  3. passage - a way through or along which someone or something may pass
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 has particulars:
     adit; aisle; channel; conduit; cul, cul de sac, dead end; fish ladder; passageway; right of way; shaft; throat
  4. enactment, passage - the passing of a law by a legislative body
    --4 is a kind of legislation, legislating, lawmaking
    Derived form: verb pass3
  5. passage, transit - a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days"
    --5 is a kind of journey, journeying
    --5 has particulars: lockage
  6. passage, musical passage - a short section of a musical composition
    --6 is a kind of musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music
    --6 has particulars:
     allegro; intro; phrase, musical phrase; cadence; cadenza; largo; adagio; recitative; transition, modulation; impromptu
  7. passage, passageway - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
    --7 is a kind of structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
    --7 has particulars:
     birth canal; meatus; orifice, opening, porta; duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel; sinusoid; root canal; esophagus, oesophagus, gorge, gullet; epicardia; fauces; fistula, sinus; shunt
  8. passage, passing - a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"
    --8 is a kind of reaction, response
  9. passing, passage - the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
    --9 is a kind of movement, motion
    Derived form: verb pass7
  10. passage, handing over - the act of passing something to another person
    --10 is a kind of delivery, bringing
    --10 has particulars: relay
    Derived form: verb pass5
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