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noun [uncountable] American English pronunciation: passing /ˈpæsɪŋ/
  1. 1
    someone's death. This word is used to avoid saying "death" when you think this might upset someone

    She was a wonderful teacher, and her passing is a great loss to the school.

  2. 2
    the process by which time passes
    passing of:

    Even with the passing of time, nothing had happened to change his view.

  3. 3
    the process by which something ends or stops existing
    passing of:

    It's sad to see the passing of their traditional way of life.

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