multipronged

adjective
mul·​ti·​pronged | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈprȯŋd How to pronounce multipronged (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multipronged

1 : having several distinct aspects or elements a multipronged attack
2 : having several prongs

Examples of multipronged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using such tariffs offers little prospect of success, though, against China's multipronged effort to promote its domestic semiconductor industry. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, "Initial U.S.-China trade deal has major hole: Beijing’s massive business subsidies," 31 Dec. 2019 District officials said a multipronged criminal investigation led by federal prosecutors is underway into the cause of the fire and the conditions in which people lived inside the house, which was licensed as an online pharmacy. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "Investigators seeking cause of fatal fire in D.C. examining power cord, electronic device," 29 Aug. 2019 From a multipronged attempt to reshape student lunches in Oakland to the addition of vegan options in the sprawling Los Angeles Unified School District, K-12 schools across California are rethinking and reformulating student meals. Mark Kreidler, chicagotribune.com, "No more tater tots? California schools put healthier lunches to the test," 21 Oct. 2019 The word power in and of itself is complex and multipronged. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Defining Power in Fashion: A New Exhibition Explores the Subject Through Pop Culture, Politics, and Sex," 10 Dec. 2019 Bexar County launched a new gun-safety program with an emphasis on protecting children Monday as part of a multipronged effort to decrease the number of people killed or injured by firearms in Bexar County. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "Bexar County launches initiative to protect San Antonio children from guns," 25 Nov. 2019 This case could turn out to be a multipronged impetus for change in corporate structures and accountability, even in pre-public companies. Rosabeth Moss Kanter For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "WeWork's saga is a cautionary tale about golden parachutes and CEO pay," 5 Nov. 2019 The resolution to your case involved a multipronged approach. Christopher Elliott, King Features Syndicate, The Mercury News, "Travel Troubleshooter: Emirates ticket canceled, where’s my refund?," 4 Aug. 2019 About 1,000 households will be selected to take part in the pilot program, which is set to begin making payments in March and is part of the city’s multipronged strategy to address rising rents in the area. Lila Seidman, latimes.com, "Disabled seniors in Glendale will be able to apply for a rental subsidy beginning this fall," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of multipronged

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Jan 2020

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“Multipronged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multipronged. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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