mul·​ti·​pronged | \-ˈprȯŋd \

Definition of multipronged 

1 : having several distinct aspects or elements a multipronged attack

2 : having several prongs

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The six-year contract contains cumulative wage hikes of more than 17 percent, retroactive to 2015, along with new measures governing internal discipline and appeals and the creation of a multipronged system of civilian police oversight. Steve Miletich, The Seattle Times, "Seattle City Council approves police-union contract; deal faces scrutiny by federal judge overseeing reforms," 13 Nov. 2018 Mass Appeal, the multipronged urban culture company that is home to Nas' record label, has entered into a global distribution agreement with Universal Music Group. Marc Schneider, Billboard, "Mass Appeal Inks Distribution Deal With Universal Ahead of New Nas Album," 13 June 2018 While pundits focus on the importance of upgrading workforce skills, kick-starting a cycle of wealth-building by attracting and retaining new businesses is a multipronged effort. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "How Southern Cities Are Joining the Knowledge Economy," 29 June 2018 The guests at the swanky dinner party that forms the premise of this brilliant and multipronged work can’t leave the premises. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘The Exterminating Angel’ dazzles in PBS broadcast," 27 Mar. 2018 Its staff sit at multipronged cubicle islands in a 1929 art deco building that originally housed a Sears, Roebuck and Co. department store, Gawande equal among them. Ike Swetlitz, STAT, "Inside Ariadne Labs, Atul Gawande’s testing ground for new ideas in health care," 27 June 2018 The plan is part of a multipronged initiative the utility announced to tamp down wildfire risks, including trimming trees and vegetation adjacent to transmission wires more aggressively. Dale Kasler, sacbee, "Northern California utility says it will turn the lights off when fire risk spikes," 22 Mar. 2018 The multipronged attack Sunday — toward cities in southwestern Saudi Arabia, near the border with Yemen, as well as Riyadh — represented a sharp escalation of the Houthi campaign. Washington Post, "Yemen’s Houthi rebels launch ballistic missile attack on Saudi Arabia, killing one," 25 Mar. 2018 Filed last month, the lawsuit, one of the first to arise from the Time’s Up fund, is part of a multipronged approach. Michael Corkery, New York Times, "Low-Paid Women Get Hollywood Money to File Harassment Suits," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of multipronged

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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