[path, pahth] /pæθ, pɑθ/
noun, plural paths [path z, pahth z, paths, pahths] /pæðz, pɑðz, pæθs, pɑθs/ (Show IPA)
a way beaten, formed, or trodden by the feet of persons or animals.
a narrow walk or way:
a path through a garden; a bicycle path.
a route, course, or track along which something moves:
the path of a hurricane.
a course of action, conduct, or procedure:
the path of righteousness.
Mathematics. a continuous curve that connects two or more points.
Computers. the sequence of steps that a computer follows in carrying out a routine, as in storing and retrieving a file at a specific location.
cross one’s path, to encounter or meet unexpectedly:
Tragedy crossed our path again.
variant of before a vowel:
a combining form occurring in personal nouns corresponding to abstract nouns ending in -pathy, with the general sense “one practicing such a treatment” (osteopath) or “one suffering from such an ailment” (psychopath).
noun (pl) paths (pɑːðz)
a road or way, esp a narrow trodden track
a surfaced walk, as through a garden
the course or direction in which something moves: the path of a whirlwind
a course of conduct: the path of virtue
(computing) the directions for reaching a particular file or directory, as traced hierarchically through each of the parent directories usually from the root; the file or directoryand all parent directories are separated from one another in the path by slashes
denoting a person suffering from a specified disease or disorder: neuropath
denoting a practitioner of a particular method of treatment: osteopath
Old English paþ, pæþ “path, track,” from West Germanic *patha- (cf. Old Frisian path, Middle Dutch pat, Dutch pad, Old High German pfad, German Pfad “path”), of unknown origin. The original initial -p- in a Germanic word is an etymological puzzle. Watkins says the word is “probably borrowed (? via Scythian) from Iranian *path-,” from PIE root *pent- “to tread, go, pass” (cf. Avestan patha “way;” see find (v.)), but this is too much of a stretch for OED and others. In Scotland and Northern England, commonly a steep ascent of a hill or in a road.
word-forming element used in modern formations to mean “one suffering from” (a disease or condition), from Greek -pathes, from pathos “suffering” (see pathos). Also “one versed in” (a certain type of treatment), in which cases it is a back-formation from -pathy in the related sense.
1. A bang path or explicitly routed Internet address; a node-by-node specification of a link between two machines.
3. The list of directories the kernel (under Unix) or the command interpreter (under MS-DOS) searches for executables. It is stored as part of the environment in both operating systems.
Other, similar constructs abound under Unix; the C preprocessor, for example, uses such a search path to locate “#include” files.
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[puh-tahn, puh t-hahn] /pəˈtɑn, pətˈhɑn/ noun 1. (def 1). 2. an dwelling in India. /pəˈtɑːn/ noun 1. a member of the Pashto-speaking people of Afghanistan, NW Pakistan, and elsewhere, most of whom are Muslim in religion
[path-brey-ker, pahth-] /ˈpæθˌbreɪ kər, ˈpɑθ-/ noun 1. a person who blazes a trail or path; pathfinder. 2. a pioneer or innovator.
[path-brey-king, pahth-] /ˈpæθˌbreɪ kɪŋ, ˈpɑθ-/ adjective 1. pertaining to blazing a trail or path. 2. pioneering; innovative.
- Path coverage testing
testing Testing a program by examining which lines of executable code are visited (as in code coverage testing) and also the ways of getting to each line of code and the subsequent sequence of execution. Path coverage testing is the most comprehensive type of testing that a test suite can provide. It can find more […]