multistage

multistage

[muhl-ti-steyj]
adjective
(of a rocket or guided missile) having more than one stage.

Origin:
1900–05; multi- + stage

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multistage (ˈmʌltɪˌsteɪdʒ)
 
adj
1.  (of a rocket or missile) having several stages, each of which can be jettisoned after it has burnt out
2.  (of a turbine, compressor, or supercharger) having more than one rotor
3.  (of any process or device) having more than one stage

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