Pronunciation: (past, päst), [key]
1. having completed the act of passing.
2. having received a passing grade on an examination or test or successfully completed a school course, year, or program of study.
3. Finance.noting a dividend not paid at the usual dividend date.
4. 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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