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multistage

Syllabification: mul·ti·stage
Pronunciation: /ˈməltiˈstāj, ˌməltī-
 
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Definition of multistage in English:

adjective

[attributive]
1Consisting of or relating to several stages or processes: a multistage decision-making process
More example sentences
  • Cancer is a complex multistage process that can take a large proportion of a person's lifespan to develop.
  • This indicates that patch-exploitation can be a process of multistage decision making, with early patch decisions being adjusted during later visits.
  • Seeking a correspondingly sculptural approach for the painting, Fautrier developed his haute pate (high paste) technique, a multistage process often resulting in inches-thick surfaces.
1.1(Of a rocket) having at least two sections, each of which contains its own motor and is jettisoned as its fuel runs out.
Example sentences
  • The travel agency began taking reservations for a North Korean tour it organized in 1998, but it was forced to cancel the trip after North Korea launched a multistage rocket that flew over Japan and crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
  • After World War I, Oberth studied physics at the University of Munich, where he realized that the key to space travel was the development of multistage rockets.
  • In the 1950s, von Braun and his ‘Rocket Team,’ many of whom had immigrated to the United States, continued their work on multistage rockets near Huntsville, Alabama.
1.2(Of a pump, turbine, or similar device) having more than one rotor.

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