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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.
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All traces of his footsteps are fast being obliterated from his once favourite haunts, and those who would see the aborigines of the country in their original state, or seek to study their native manners and customs, must travel far through the pathless forest to find them.
Wells wrote: "Rip's 'Village of Falling Water,' Palenville, lies at the base and from the summit, looking far out over a field of fleecy cloud-tipped peaks, the gilded dome of the capitol at Albany tosses back the sparkling sunlight which glistens in the silvery Hudson below as though seeking to detain it in its mad onward rush to the pathless sea.
Teams of four test their fitness, endurance and navigational skills through the night as they tackle terrain which is mostly made up of pathless peat bog.
In modern times, Krishnamurti famously broke with his preordained role as spiritual leader by proclaiming that "the truth is a pathless land".
Straight line technology allows people a comprehensive range of mobile navigation capabilities for use across pathless terrains.
The pathless terrain is rough and wild, and the going was arduous at times, but the views were so magnificent that the memory of each difficult scramble was instantly erased.
CASSIDY Patricia I lost a mother with a heart of gold, How much I miss her can never be told, She shared my troubles, through the pathless woods, She helped me along, to choose right from wrong, I'll follow your footsteps, you were never wrong, Go find Dad, Mam he'll sing your song.
The survivors wandered for more than two weeks in a "wild and pathless forest" before being found by a group of friendly natives who fed them, dressed their wounds, and "conduct[ed]" them to St.
Yet it is, after all, the house of Grace that is on the summit, which cannot be reached through a self-directed journey, cannot be achieved or earned, but is nevertheless available as sheer gift for those who are willing to be led along a road which is no road, a pathless path to paradise.
At other times we were picking our way through a pathless state of distraction effected by multiple par allel strata of signification, as in the performative over lay of image, text, and spoken word created by Joselit for his discussion of art's circulation.
There are journeys in all three, and on the ocean, which is pathless.