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Etymology edit

pass +‎ word; the sentry-passing sense predates the cryptographic sense and was its inspiration.

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password (plural passwords)

  1. (military, security) A word relayed to a person to gain admittance to a place or to gain access to information.
    Only if a would-be visitor knew the password du jour could he pass; the guards allowed no exceptions.
  2. (computing, cryptography) A string of characters used to log in to a computer or network, to access a level in a video game, and so on; archetypally a word but nowadays often an alphanumeric string or a phrase.
    A strong password has a mixture of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and punctuation marks.

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  • (cryptographic key): passkey (coordinate in its sense contrasted with passwords)
  • (cryptographic key): passphrase, keyphrase (used either coordinately or hyponymously; equivalent except for containing spaces)

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Verb edit

password (third-person singular simple present passwords, present participle passwording, simple past and past participle passworded)

  1. (computing, transitive) To protect with a password.

Usage notes edit

  • To password protect is the more common expression.

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Danish edit

Etymology edit

First attested in 1983, borrowed from English password.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈpʰɑːsˌwœːd̥]

Noun edit

password n (singular definite passwordet, plural indefinite password or passwords)

  1. (computing) password

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Italian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English password.

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password f (invariable)

  1. (computing) password
    Synonyms: codice, (uncommon) parola d'ordine

Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English password.

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password f (plural passwords)

  1. (computing) password (secret string of characters used to access a system)
    Synonyms: palavra-passe, senha

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password m (plural passwords)

  1. password

Tagalog edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: pass‧word
  • IPA(key): /ˈpaswoɾd/, [ˈpas.woɹd]

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password (Baybayin spelling ᜉᜐ᜔ᜏᜓᜇ᜔ᜇ᜔)

  1. Alternative spelling of pasword

Further reading edit

  • password”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018