stage set

stage set
noun Date: 1861 scenery and properties designed and arranged for a particular scene in a play

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stage — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 period/state in progress/development ADJECTIVE ▪ distinct ▪ The process has three distinct stages. ▪ beginning, early, initial, opening, preliminary …   Collocations dictionary

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