A partition of the software effort that is of a manageable size and that represents a meaningful and measurable set of related tasks performed by the project. Usually considered a subdivision of a software life cycle and is often ended with a formal review (or other well-defined criteria) prior to the onset of the following stage. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary

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I. stage stage 1 [steɪdʒ] noun
1. [countable] one of several points that something reaches as it grows or develops:

• The plan is still in its early stages.

• It would be unwise to comment at this stage of the negotiations.

• The equipment can be purchased in stages as funds become available.

2. [singular] a place where something important happens:

• Geneva has been the stage for many such conferences.

  [m0] II. stage stage 2 verb [transitive]
1. to organize an event that people will come to see, or that you hope many people will notice:

• The exhibition is the biggest event of its kind to be staged in Britain.

• Employees staged a one-day strike.

2. to make something happen, or to start happening:

• The shares staged a recovery (= became stronger again after a difficult period of time ) and closed just 4p lower at 664p.

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stage UK US /steɪdʒ/ noun
[C] one of a series of periods of development in a process: »

Flotation is a key stage in the group's development plans.


From an early stage financial regulators blamed a lack of internal controls for the bank's failure.


At this stage, there is no proposal to change the existing management structure of the group.


Negotiations with the union have reached a critical stage.


first/final/next stage

[S] a particular area of public life where important events happen: global/international/world stage »

His speech at the party conference propelled him onto the international stage.

in stages — Cf. in stages
See also EARLY-STAGE(Cf. ↑early-stage), LATE-STAGE(Cf. ↑late-stage)
stage UK US /steɪdʒ/ verb [T]
to organize a large or important event for a large number of people: »

London won the bid to stage the 2012 Olympics.


stage a conference/event/exhibition


stage a protest/stoppage/strike

to start to happen: stage a comeback/rally/recovery »

Wall Street staged a dramatic recovery, wiping out most of its early losses.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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