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staircase

[stair-keys] /ˈstɛərˌkeɪs/
noun
1.
a flight of stairs with its framework, banisters, etc., or a series of such flights.
Origin of staircase
1615-1625
1615-25; stair + case2
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staircase

/ˈstɛəˌkeɪs/
noun
1.
a flight of stairs, its supporting framework, and, usually, a handrail or banisters
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Word Origin and History for staircase
n.

also stair-case, 1620s, originally the enclosure of the stairs, from stair + case (n.2) in its sense "frame;" e.g. former window-case, door-case.

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staircase in Medicine

staircase stair·case (stâr'kās')
n.
A series of reactions or responses that follow one another in progressively increasing or decreasing intensity, so that a chart shows a continuous rise or fall.

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staircase in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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