Functioning in more than one stage: a multistage design project. (adjective)
Relating to or composed of two or more propulsion units.(adjective)
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Use "multistage" in a sentence
"He has been doing well in multistage races this year."
"Armstrong finished 23rd Saturday, on the same time as the winner, and lies 29th overall, 49 seconds behind Davis, as he nears the end of his first multistage race in 3 1/2 years."
"Another problem, say consumer advocates, is that medical providers charge patients for the full cost of a procedure at the first visit even before multistage medical work is completed."