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English definition of “stage”

stage

noun [C] (PART)   /steɪdʒ/
a part of an activity, or a period of development: The software is in the early stages of development. At that stage of my life, I was married but didn’t have any children. in stages If you do something in stages, you divide the activity into parts and complete each part separately: We’re repairing the house in stages – first the roof and chimney, then the windows.
(Definition of stage noun (PART) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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