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path

(path),
A road or way; the course taken by an electrical current or by nervous impulses.
See also: pathway.
[A.S. paeth]

path

Etymology: AS, paeth
a route or course along which something moves, such as a circuit of the nervous system that is followed by sensory or motor nerve impulses. See also pathway.

path.

1 abbreviation for pathological.
2 abbreviation for pathology.

path

(path)
The route or course along which something travels.
[A.S. paeth]

path

(path)
1. A road or way.
2. Course taken by an electrical current or by nervous impulses.
[A.S. paeth]

path,

n a certain course that is usually followed.
path, condyle,
path, generated occlusal,
n a registration in the oral cavity of the paths of movement of the occlusal surfaces of teeth on a wax, plastic, or abrasive surface attached to the opposing dental arch.
path, idling,
n the path that a stamp cusp travels when the bolus is being treated on the other side of the oral cavity.
path, lateral,
path, occlusal,
n 1. a gliding occlusal contact.
n 2. the path of movement of an occlusal surface.
path of appliance insertion and removal,
path of closure,
path of insertion,
path of placement,
n the direction in which a removable dental restoration is positioned in relation to the planned location on its supporting structures. The restoration is removed in the opposite direction. See also placement, choice of path of.
path, working,
n the path that the stamp cusps make when working on the bolus. At first the bolus deflects the direction of these cusps, but after the fibers of the food have been reduced enough to be almost ready for swallowing, the travel coincides directionally with the working groove.

path

a course for a procedure, especially in statistical matters.

path analysis
an analytical method suitable for the study of multiple variables. It has the advantage over the usual stepwise multiple regression analysis in that it allows the epidemiologist to decide the order in which the independent variables enter the regression equations, thus improving the chance that the modeled sequence of events will approximate the pattern in nature.
References in classic literature ?
Yet his purpose was baffled by the devious paths through which he rode, so that when evening closed upon him, he only found himself on the frontiers of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
My iron bar still gripped, I followed in the Morlocks' path.
Far off there, beside the sun, is the Fire-Spirits' home; and the only path is up, through cloud and mist.
You see what sort of a taboo man I am,' said the sailor, after for some time silently following the path which led up the mountain.
I was standing watching his pursuit with a mixture of admiration for his extraordinary activity and fear lest he should lose his footing in the treacherous mire, when I heard the sound of steps and, turning round, found a woman near me upon the path.
With my knees shaking beneath me, I stood and glared with starting eyes down the moonlit path which lay behind me.
It is so early in the day that I shall still get there in good time'; and so she ran from the path into the wood to look for flowers.
Accordingly, quitting the path, he went peeping this way and that through the underbrush, spying now here and now there, with all the wiles of a master of woodcraft, and of one who had more than once donned a doublet of Lincoln green.
strengthen, refresh, and support me in the path of virtue.
I will," declared Guph, boldly; and on he went up the path.
When they were outside, Unc simply latched the door and started up the path.
Nalasu would give Jerry a series of instructions, such as, going on a scout by himself, to go to the nest, then circle about it widely, to continue to the other clearing where were the fruit trees, to cross the jungle to the main path, to proceed down the main path toward the village till he came to the great banyan tree, and then to return along the small path to Nalasu and Nalasu's house.