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staggered

[ stag-erd ]
/ ˈstæg ərd /
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adjective
arranged in a series of alternating or continually overlapping intervals of time: Board members serve staggered four-year terms, with new directors replacing outgoing ones each year.
arranged so as to alternate on either side of a center: A circular base approximately 2 meters in diameter is placed atop a couple of staggered layers of brick to allow for aeration from below.
scheduled or ordered in gradual stages; phased: Microsoft has confirmed that the new update will be a staggered release.
rendered helpless with astonishment; shocked: Shakespeare’s King Lear questions everything we know, posing to our staggered imaginations the possibility that the cosmos is immoral, even malevolent.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of stagger.
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Origin of staggered

OTHER WORDS FROM staggered

un·stag·gered, adjective
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