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stage

noun [C/U] (THEATER)   /steɪdʒ/
the area in a theater, often raised above ground level, on which actors or entertainers perform: [C] When you’re sitting in the balcony, you see more of the ceiling than the stage. [U] Berlin’s most successful stage musical was "Annie Get Your Gun." [U] She was a popular star of the musical stage (= of this type of theater). As a child, he appeared on stage (= performing in theaters). A stage is also a particular area of public life: [C] His novel includes such actors on the world stage as Fidel Castro and the Pope.
(Definition of stage noun (THEATER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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