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passed

[ past, pahst ]
/ pæst, pɑst /
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adjective
having completed the act of passing.
having received a passing grade on an examination or test or successfully completed a school course, year, or program of study.
Finance. noting a dividend not paid at the usual dividend date.
U.S. Navy. having successfully completed an examination for promotion, and awaiting a vacancy in the next grade: a passed chief engineer.

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Origin of passed

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at pass, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM passed

un·passed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH passed

passed , past, paste
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