[ muhl-ti-steyj ]
/ ˈmʌl tɪˌsteɪdʒ /
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(of a rocket or guided missile) having more than one stage.
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Words nearby multistage
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NASA refers to the landing protocol as "seven minutes of terror" due to its complicated, multistage nature, all of which is run under automated guidance.
British Dictionary definitions for multistage
/ (ˈmʌltɪˌsteɪdʒ) /
(of a rocket or missile) having several stages, each of which can be jettisoned after it has burnt out
(of a turbine, compressor, or supercharger) having more than one rotor
(of any process or device) having more than one stage
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