Notebook, 1993-



Phase, Period . . . . Of a Process, Series . . . . Platform, Place, Foundation, Time Period, Division forming a Period . . . . To Represent, Support, Produce, Exhibit, Perform . . . . Standing-place

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Stage n. 1. any of the individual phases or periods of a process or series. 2. a platform for the performance in public of actors, musicians, lecturers, etc. 3. [in a theater] this platform with the area of the building that serves it. 4. the stage, the theatrical profession. 5. a stagecoach. 6. a place of stopping or rest on a journey. 7. the distance between one such place and the next. 8. Entomol. any one of the major time periods in the development of an insect, as the semobryonic, larval, pupal, and imaginal stages. 9. Econ, Sociol, a major phase of the economic or sociological life of man or society: the patriarchal stage. 10. Geol. any of the several divisions of stratified rocks forming a period, corresponding to a single age. 11. the small platform of a microscope on which the object to be examined is placed. 12. Radio, an element in a complex mechanism, as a tube and its accessory structures in a multiple amplifier. 13. Rocketry, a section of a rocket containing a rocket engine or cluster of rocket engines, usually separable from other such sections when its propellant is exhausted. -v.t. 14. to represent, produce, or exhibit on or as on a stage. 15. to perform or cause to be performed publicly or conspicuously. [ME < OF (e)stage (F étage) < VL *static(um) standing-place = stat(us) status + -icum, neut. of -icus -IC] [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]



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