[ pas-feyl, pahs- ]
/ ˈpæsˈfeɪl, ˈpɑs- /

noun Education.

a system of grading in some educational institutions in which a student simply passes or fails instead of receiving a letter or numerical grade.

Nearby words

  1. pass the time,
  2. pass the torch,
  3. pass through one's mind,
  4. pass up,
  5. pass with flying colors,
  6. pass-through,
  7. pass.,
  8. passable,
  9. passably,
  10. passacaglia

Origin of pass-fail

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019