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 Beyond the elector strategy, Ward was among the Trump allies who launched a multipronged attempt to halt Trump's impending loss in Arizona in the days after the election. Ronald J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic, 12 May 2022 While there's no simple fix to streamline the multipronged act of cooking, Brown emphasizes acknowledging the work and the mental load that comes with every meal. Casey Barber, CNN, 4 May 2022 The e-commerce giant’s first-quarter results Thursday afternoon showed starkly the multipronged impact of rising costs and slowing demand in an inflationary environment. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2022 Russia, for its part, has used a multipronged approach to ensure that its interests are embedded in Bulgarian public policy, including funding anti-fracking activism and courting Bulgarian political elites. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 7 May 2022 But as the multipronged Russian invasion moves ever closer to this Black Sea port, Yevhen is an example of how the brutality of Moscow’s war has changed minds here, and forged what residents describe as unprecedented, pro-Ukrainian unity. Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Mar. 2022 The shipment list suggests that the Biden administration anticipated Ukraine would need to arm itself for a multipronged invasion. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2022 Europe woke up to a major war on Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a violent, multipronged invasion of Ukraine, the democracy that sits between NATO countries and Russia. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 24 Feb. 2022 Ukrainian officials have said that Moscow could use Belarusian territory to launch a potential multipronged invasion. Fox News, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of multipronged

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Multipronged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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