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pass-fail

[ pas-feyl, pahs- ]
/ ˈpæsˈfeɪl, ˈpɑs- /
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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.
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Origin of pass-fail

First recorded in 1955–60
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