Etymology
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staged (adj.)

1560s, "appearing on a stage," past-participle adjective from stage (v.). Meaning "proceeding in stages" is from 1960.

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Definitions of staged

staged (adj.)
written for or performed on the stage;
a staged version of the novel
staged (adj.)
deliberately arranged for effect;
one of those artfully staged photographs
Synonyms: arranged
From wordnet.princeton.edu