Definition of in stages
: in a series of separate steps rather than all at one time The changes will be made in stages.
Word by Word Definitions
: one of a series of positions or stations one above the other : step
: the height of the surface of a river above an arbitrary zero point
: a raised platform
: to produce (as a play) on a stage
: to produce or cause to happen for public view or public effect
: to determine the phase or severity of (a disease) based on a classification of established symptomatic criteria
: intended to represent a type or stereotype
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