downstage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

down- +‎ stage

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

downstage (comparative more downstage, superlative most downstage)

  1. Toward or at the front of a theatrical stage.
  2. Towards a motion-picture or television camera.

Adjective[edit]

downstage (comparative more downstage, superlative most downstage)

  1. At the front of a stage.

Noun[edit]

downstage (uncountable)

  1. The part of a stage that is closest to the audience or camera.

Verb[edit]

downstage (third-person singular simple present downstages, present participle downstaging, simple past and past participle downstaged)

  1. (medicine, transitive) To restage (a cancer) to a lower stage than that found at last assessment (compare upstage).

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