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In lang=en terms the difference between array and passage

is that array is to set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them one at a time while passage is to make a passage, especially by sea; to cross.

As nouns the difference between array and passage

is that array is clothing and ornamentation while passage is a paragraph or section of text or music with particular meaning.

As verbs the difference between array and passage

is that array is to clothe and ornament; to adorn or attire while passage is to pass a pathogen through a host or medium.




(en noun)
  • Clothing and ornamentation.
  • (Dryden)
  • A collection laid out to be viewed in full.
  • An orderly series, arrangement or sequence.
  • * Prescott
  • a gallant array of nobles and cavaliers
  • Order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in regular lines; hence, order of battle.
  • drawn up in battle array
  • * Gibbon
  • wedged together in the closest array
  • A large collection.
  • * Byron
  • their long array of sapphire and of gold
    We offer a dazzling array of choices.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=October 23 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Man Utd 1 - 6 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Mario Balotelli, in the headlines for accidentally setting his house ablaze with fireworks, put City on their way with goals either side of the interval as United struggled to contain the array of attacking talent in front of them.}}
  • (programming) Any of various data structures designed to hold multiple elements of the same type; especially , a data structure that holds these elements in adjacent memory locations so that they may be retrieved using numeric indices.
  • (legal) A ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impanelled in a cause; the panel itself; or the whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court.
  • (military) A militia.
  • Usage notes

    * (any of various data structures) The exact usage of the term , and of related terms, generally depends on the programming language. For example, many languages distinguish a fairly low-level "array" construct from a higher-level "list" or "vector" construct. Some languages distinguish between an "array" and a variety of "associative array"; others have only the latter concept, calling it an "array".

    Derived terms

    * * * * *


    * (orderly series) disarray

    See also

    * (any of various data structures) ones-based indexing, zero-based indexing


  • To clothe and ornament; to adorn or attire
  • He was arrayed in his finest robes and jewels.
  • To lay out in an orderly arrangement; to deploy or marshal
  • (legal) To set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them one at a time.
  • (Blackstone)



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl)


    (en noun)
  • A paragraph or section of text or music with particular meaning.
  • passage of scripture
    She struggled to play the difficult passages .
  • Part of a path or journey.
  • He made his passage through the trees carefully, mindful of the stickers.
  • The official approval of a bill or act by a parliament.
  • The company was one of the prime movers in lobbying for the passage of the act.
  • (art) The use of tight brushwork to link objects in separate spatial plains. Commonly seen in Cubist works.
  • A passageway or corridor.
  • (caving) An underground cavity, formed by water or falling rocks, which is much longer than it is wide.
  • (euphemistic) The vagina.
  • * 1986 , Bertrice Small, A Love for All Time , New American Library, ISBN 9780451821416, page 463:
  • With a look of triumph that he was unable to keep from his dark eyes he slid into her passage with one smooth thrust,
  • * 1987 , Usha Sarup, Expert Lovemaking , Jaico Publishing House, ISBN 978-81-7224-162-9, page 53:
  • This way, the tip of your penis will travel up and down her passage .
  • * 2009 , Cat Lindler, Kiss of a Traitor , Medallion Press, ISBN 9781933836515, page 249:
  • At the same moment, Aidan plunged two fingers deep into her passage and broke through her fragile barrier.
  • The act of passing
  • * 1886 , Pacific medical journal Volume 29
  • He claimed that he felt the passage of the knife through the ilio-cæcal valve, from the very considerable pain which it caused.
    Derived terms
    * rite of passage * passagemaker * passage maker


  • (medicine) To pass a pathogen through a host or medium
  • He passaged the virus through a series of goats.
    After 24 hours, the culture was passaged to an agar plate.
  • (rare) To make a , especially by sea; to cross
  • They passaged to America in 1902.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl)


    (en noun)
  • (dressage) A movement in classical dressage, in which the horse performs a very collected, energetic, and elevated trot that has a longer period of suspension between each foot fall than a working trot.
  • Verb

  • (dressage) To execute a passage movement
  • * {{quote-book, 1915, Cunninghame Graham, Hope citation
  • , passage=After a spring or two, the horse passaged and reared, and lighting on a flat slab of rock which cropped up in the middle of the road, slipped sideways and fell with a loud crash