stag·​ing | \ ˈstā-jiŋ How to pronounce staging (audio) \

Definition of staging

2a : the business of running stagecoaches
b : the act of journeying in stagecoaches
3 : the act of putting on a play
4a : the moving of troops or matériel forward in several stages
b : the assembling of troops or matériel in transit in a particular place

Examples of staging in a Sentence

The staging of the play was more difficult than expected.
Recent Examples on the Web Louis Salemno will lead the MDLO Orchestra and Chorus in a concert staging with enhanced visuals. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 The only low point in the staging came when she was lifted via a hydraulic crane toward the back of the arena for a few songs. New York Times, 20 Feb. 2022 In the original staging, Orpheus' double doesn't join in. Alexandra Svokos, ABC News, 12 Jan. 2022 Lapine, putting the Globe’s stage to a test of its capabilities, also includes several showy gimmicks in the staging and — like the play itself — some work, some don’t. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Dec. 2021 In Lowe—and in Dash’s striking, cinematic staging of her gowns in the Renaissance Revival Room—there couldn’t be a designer more deserving to finally get their flowers. Liam Hess, Vogue, 27 Apr. 2022 Some of Olmsted's spaces also became the staging grounds for social justice protests; the U.S. Capitol became the site of a riot. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2022 Tony Award nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson is attached to direct the staging in her directorial debut, which doubles as the first time a woman has directed a Wilson production on Broadway. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Mar. 2022 Glorious music flowing out of the orchestra pit under conductor Pacien Mazzagatti; fluid staging from director Kathleen Belcher; lush sets and costumes from a New Orleans production; and soaring vocal performances from the three solid leads. Bill Hirschman,, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of staging

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 May 2022

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“Staging.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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Medical Definition of staging

: the classification of the severity of a disease in distinct stages on the basis of established symptomatic criteria


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