[ stey-jing ]
/ ˈsteɪ dʒɪŋ /
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the act, process, or manner of presenting a play on the stage.
a temporary platform or structure of posts and boards for support, as in building; scaffolding.
Rocketry. the in-flight separation of a rocket stage from the remaining stages of a multistage missile or launch vehicle.
the business of running stagecoaches.
the act of traveling by stages or by stagecoach.



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Origin of staging

1275–1325; Middle English (see stage, -ing1)
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British Dictionary definitions for staging

/ (ˈsteɪdʒɪŋ) /


any temporary structure used in the process of building, esp the horizontal platforms supported by scaffolding

Word Origin for staging

C14: from stage + -ing 1
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Medical definitions for staging

[ stājĭng ]


The classification of neoplasms according to the extent of the tumor.
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