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Definition of "password" []

  • A secret word or phrase that one uses to gain admittance or access to information. (noun)
  • Computer Science A sequence of characters that one must input to gain access to a file, application, or computer system. Also called passkey. (noun)
  • A secret word, phrase, etc, that ensures admission or acceptance by proving identity, membership, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An action, quality, etc, that gains admission or acceptance (noun)
  • A sequence of characters used to gain access to a computer system (noun)

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Use "password" in a sentence
  • "Enter the correct password in the _password_ field."
  • "GetFormsCredentials userName = _userName password = _password authority = _domain"
  • "I could read and delete them. username = "[email protected] upn"; password = "xyzpdq"; sleep 2 echo USER $username sleep 1 echo PASS $password sleep 2 echo STAT sleep 1 echo QUIT"