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passing

  
      adj  
   (=brief)  
[reference, thought]  
passager (-ère)     
→ It was just a passing comment.        
→ An innocent man would have made at least some passing reference to what was not, after all, a commonplace occurrence.        
→ He had probably never given nutrition a passing thought.        
→ It feels as though I have been given a passing glimpse into how human minds solve these problems.        
   (=short-lived)  
a passing interest in sb/sth      un intérêt passager pour qn/qch  
He had never taken more than a passing interest in the girl.      Il n'avait jamais manifesté qu'un intérêt passager pour la jeune fille.  
     (moment, year)    with every passing moment      d'heure en heure  
With every passing moment they grew more confident and daring.      Ils devenaient plus audacieux d'heure en heure.  
with every passing year      d'année en année  
   (=slight)  
[resemblance]  
vague  
to bear a passing resemblance to sth/sb      ressembler vaguement à qch/qn  
→ He bears a passing resemblance to Mr Spock.        
to bear more than a passing resemblance to      ressembler énormément à  
→ At that time the headquarters of the Scottish Prison Service bore more than a passing resemblance to a badly designed prison.        
      n  
   in passing      en passant  
→ We can note, in passing, the rapid expansion of the private sector.        
to mention sth in passing      signaler qch en passant  
→ The army is only mentioned in passing.        
   (=end)   [+era, custom, ways]   disparition    f     
→ the passing of an era that tolerated dissent        
→ We have mourned the passing of the old ways.        
[+years]   passage    m     
→ She flatly refuses to recognize the passing of the years.        
   (=death)   disparition    f     
The business world is a duller place for his passing.      Le monde des affaires est plus terne depuis sa disparition.  


passing place  
      n     (on road)    aire    f   de croisement
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
n.
(of era, custom, ways) disparition ; fin
The passing of an era that tolerated dissent. We have mourned the passing of the old ways. Reflecting on her younger days, she laments the passing of beauty and vigour.
n.
(of train, birds) passage
Courts commonly refer to the persistent passing of trains on a railroad, or planes in the air, or vehicles on the road as “legalized nuisances.”
n.
1. (of law, resolution) adoption ; vote 2. (of judgement) prononcé
[Leg.]
pr. part
passant
n.
(of dividend) passation
[Fin.]
n.
(of time) passage ; écoulement
She flatly refuses to recognize the passing of the years. With the passing of time = avec le temps.
n.
(of a car) dépassement ; doublement
Incorrect passing of another car on a road with only 2 lanes can cause a head-on collision.
n.
(of accounts) approbation
[Bus.]
n.
(=death) disparition [Euph.] ; mort ; décès
[Euph.] The business world is a duller place for his passing = le monde des affaires est plus terne depuis sa disparition.
n.
(of ball) passe(s)
[Sport];[Football] Their dribbling and passing of the ball has improved, along with tackling.
pr. part
ignorant
pr. part
passant (v.) ; faisant passer (v.)
pr. part
décédant
n.
expulsion de gaz intestinaux
[Med.]
n.
transmission
n.
transmission d'argument
[Comp.]
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'passing' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
adj.
passing
exp.
in passing
adv.
in passing
n.
passing time
exp.
passing place
[Auto]
n.
passing fancy
n.
passing remarks
n.
baton passing
n.
pass; passing
[Sport]; [Football]
n.
passing grade ; passing note
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