Definition of pathway in English:


Syllabification: path·way
Pronunciation: /ˈpaTHˌwā


  • 1A way that constitutes or serves as a path.
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    • Like the other known sections of the aqueduct system, it is covered with stone slabs, which would have served as a pathway for foot passengers.
    • This meant that it no longer served as our pathway through the forest, and we needs must walk slowly, zigzagging through the birches and alders.
    • The floor of the tunnel was made of solitary stones, which were put together to serve as a pathway to someplace.
  • 1.1A way of achieving a specified result; a course of action: research has indisputably been part of the pathway to progress
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    • GNVQ courses offer an alternative pathway through sixth form and on to higher education from the more traditional 3 A levels.
    • A common form of language was projected as the pathway to progress and civilization.
    • For those who choose to make peace and inner contentment a reality in their lives, he offers a practical pathway.
  • 1.2 Physiology A route, formed by a chain of nerve cells, along which impulses of a particular kind usually travel.
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    • Abdominal pain has the unusual ability to travel along deep nerve pathways and emerge at sites away from the source of the problem.
    • Incoming data from our senses travel on these neural pathways on the way to interpretation in the brain.
    • Our learning is the result of continued activity along neural pathways via the senses.
  • 1.3 (also metabolic pathway) Biochemistry A sequence of chemical reactions undergone by a compound or class of compounds in a living organism.
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    • The liver exclusively synthesizes bile acids from cholesterol via two biosynthetic pathways.
    • The number of biochemical pathways and associated compounds has been estimated at well in excess of 100,000.
    • The brain is a physical entity filled with cells that interact chemically via biochemical pathways.

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