Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1[attributive] Consisting relating to several stages or processes.‘a multistage decision-making process’
- ‘The infection of a cell by a virus is a complicated multistage process during which the virus penetrates the host cell membrane.’
- ‘We are witnessing, in essence, a multistage evolutionary fight.’
- ‘Because carcinogenesis is a complex multistage process associated with the accumulation of critical genetic alterations, effective defense mechanisms are necessary to prevent the manifestation of DNA damage.’
- ‘Seeking a correspondingly sculptural approach for the painting, Fautrier developed his haute pate (high paste) technique, a multistage process often resulting in inches-thick surfaces.’
- ‘Risk assessment in surgical patients could be a multistage process with 3 predetermined assessment times: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative.’
- ‘The subjective and objective yield indications are combined in a multistage process employing statistical and judgmental techniques.’
- ‘This indicates that patch-exploitation can be a process of multistage decision making, with early patch decisions being adjusted during later visits.’
- ‘After piloting, 400 houses from each area were visited by trained interviewers using a multistage sampling procedure.’
- ‘Cancer is a complex multistage process that can take a large proportion of a person's lifespan to develop.’
- ‘Respondents for the present study were chosen according to a stratified, multistage sampling procedure first involving the selection of households and then the selection within each household of an individual to be interviewed.’
- ‘In a multistage process, she combines old and new photographs as well as painting.’
- ‘Probability sampling of household youth was accomplished through a multistage sampling design in which the first stage was the random selection of face-blocks.’
- ‘A computer system will have to calculate precisely how much of a multistage journey fare goes to each operator.’
- ‘Sociolegal scholars have conceived of claiming as a multistage process.’
- ‘An assessment of the cost of life on the basis of the justified risk concept is a multistage two-way process.’
- ‘The composition of the aplites suggests a multistage evolution that involved plagioclase-dominated fractionation of a fugitive melt batch.’
- ‘Sandstones frequently possess multistage histories involving several cycles of deposition and redeposition.’
- ‘We give a brief review of the multistage and multimechanism process of cancer in a tissue that involves not only genotoxic but also epigenetic events, and the importance of stem and progenitor cells in the development of cancer.’
- ‘This is because few cancer epidemiological studies incorporate the multistage, multimechanism concept of carcinogenesis in the design, execution and interpretation of their studies.’
- ‘The multistage social learning model asserts that an important factor in escalation of adolescent substance use is having peers who encourage and engage in substance use.’
- 1.1(of a rocket) having at least two sections, each of which contains its own motor and is jettisoned as its fuel runs out.
- ‘Such a rocket has proven difficult in practice to build, leading to the continued use of multistage rockets.’
- ‘After World War I, Oberth studied physics at the University of Munich, where he realized that the key to space travel was the development of multistage rockets.’
- ‘In the early twenty-first century, satellites and planetary probes are routinely shot into space on multistage rockets.’
- ‘A leading rocket scientist, Nair's contribution to the development of multistage satellite launch vehicles is immense.’
- ‘The travel agency began taking reservations for a North Korean tour it organized in 1998, but it was forced to cancel the trip after North Korea launched a multistage rocket that flew over Japan and crashed into the Pacific Ocean.’
- ‘In the 1950s, von Braun and his ‘Rocket Team,’ many of whom had immigrated to the United States, continued their work on multistage rockets near Huntsville, Alabama.’
- 1.2(of a pump, turbine, or similar device) having more than one rotor.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.