mul·​ti·​step ˌməl-tē-ˈstep How to pronounce multistep (audio)
: involving two or more distinct steps or stages
the first step in a multistep process
a multistep strategy/approach
Play strategy games like chess and Monopoly often, recommends Suzanne Farmer … . They're great practice for making decisions and thinking through multistep problems …Jennifer Kelly Geddes

Examples of multistep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The silhouette which arrives in yellow, white, and a splashy aqua blue tone is a multistep transformation of the soccer cleat. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 26 Apr. 2024 The norm was what’s known as a multistep deal: studios paid up front for ideas, then scripts, then rewrites. Daniel Bessner, Harper's Magazine, 21 Mar. 2024 There's a multistep process to determine eligibility here as well, one that runs too many pages in the draft IRS guidance. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 31 Mar. 2023 Creating a defect-free crystalline film requires tricky deposition methods, so a group headed by Sang Il Seok of the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology devised a multistep process that forced a more orderly crystal film to drop out of the spinning solution. Samuel D. Stranks, Scientific American, 1 July 2015 This personalized emergency shortcut sets off a multistep chain of alerts with just one tap. Kurt Knutsson, Cyberguy Report, Fox News, 3 Mar. 2024 The union already had suspended its on-the-ground campaigning on behalf of Al-Alim, but was required to follow a multistep process, which lasted about two weeks, to officially retract the endorsement. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2024 The pandemic also illuminated just how much U.S. companies depend on China in the multistep manufacturing processes that bring products to consumers, including items crucial for national security and for the transition to green energy. Shannon K. O’Neil, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 The department’s contractors required a multistep approval process to approve follow-up examinations and were responsible for the cost of specialty consultations, according to the lawsuit. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multistep was in 1903

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“Multistep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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