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passim (adv.)

"occurring in various places," Latin, literally "scatteredly, in every direction," adverb from passus, past participle of pandere "to stretch" (from nasalized form of PIE root *pete- "to spread").

updated on June 01, 2017

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Definitions of passim from WordNet

passim (adv.)
used to refer to cited works;
Synonyms: throughout
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