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Multiple Meanings
passage — as in:  In lines 1-9 of the passage...

Each passage below is followed by a number of questions.
a short part of a longer written work

More frequently, passage refers to a passageway for travel or to the act of travelling. It can also refer to the passing of time or of a law. See a comprehensive dictionary for the many meanings of passage, but for comfort taking standardized tests like the SAT and ACT, be very familiar with passage being used to refer to a short excerpt from a longer written work.
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