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 Largely working out of public view, Schwartz built Shelter Partnership into a multipronged organization that provided policy advocacy, technical advice and research, but was best known for its gigantic supply depot in the city of Bell. Los Angeles Times, "Ruth Schwartz, pioneer of homeless services in L.A., dies," 31 Mar. 2021 The company plans to take a multipronged strategy to developing its seltzer business, said Chief Financial Officer Fernando Tennenbaum, rolling out products at various prices to cater to different demographics. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "Hard Seltzers Help Bud Brewer Regain Some Sparkle," 25 Feb. 2021 The Senate Republican caucus was split on the multipronged, 22-page bill with five in favor and seven against. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "Connecticut Senate gives final approval to bill avoiding double taxation for 100,000-plus commuters working at home in pandemic," 1 Mar. 2021 As part of a multipronged effort by authorities to block the protests, courts have jailed Navalny's associates and activists across the country over the past week. Fox News, "Russia arrests over 1,000 people demanding Navalny's release," 31 Jan. 2021 On the other hand, there’s the incremental, multipronged approach, which was used to tamp down tuberculosis. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, "What the Coronavirus Variants Mean for the End of the Pandemic," 7 Mar. 2021 The program is part of the state’s multipronged response to its fractured education system. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, "The Giant Experiment That Could Keep Schools Open," 4 Mar. 2021 Democrats said that the multipronged legislation would remove obstacles to election participation, particularly for minority voters, and open up the political system to new kinds of candidates. Siobhan Hughes, WSJ, "House Democrats, Republicans Clash Over Voting-Rights Bill," 3 Mar. 2021 As part of a multipronged effort by authorities to block the protests, courts have jailed Navalny’s associates and activists across the country over the past week. Jim Heintz, BostonGlobe.com, "Over 5,100 arrested at pro-Navalny protests across Russia," 31 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of multipronged

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Apr 2021

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“Multipronged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multipronged. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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