staging

[ stey-jing ]
/ ˈsteɪ dʒɪŋ /

noun

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.

Origin of staging

1275–1325; Middle English (see stage, -ing1)

Definition for staging (2 of 2)

stage

[ steyj ]
/ steɪdʒ /

noun

verb (used with object), staged, stag·ing.

verb (used without object), staged, stag·ing.

to be suitable for presentation or performance on the stage: The script didn't stage well.
to travel by stagecoach.

Origin of stage

1250–1300; Middle English (noun) < Old French estage (French étage), from Vulgar Latin staticum (unattested) “standing place,” equivalent to stat(us) status + -icum, neuter of -icus -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for staging (1 of 2)

staging

/ (ˈsteɪdʒɪŋ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for staging (2 of 2)

stage

/ (steɪdʒ) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for stage

C13: from Old French estage position, from Vulgar Latin staticum (unattested), from Latin stāre to stand
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Medicine definitions for staging (1 of 2)

staging

[ stājĭng ]

n.

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

Medicine definitions for staging (2 of 2)

stage

[ stāj ]

n.

A period in the course of a disease.
The platform on a microscope that supports a slide for viewing.
A particular step, phase, or position in a developmental process.

v.

To determine the extent or progression of.
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Idioms and Phrases with staging

stage


In addition to the idioms beginning with stage

  • stage fright
  • stage whisper

also see:

  • at this stage
  • set the scene (stage) for
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