Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The part of a microscope located below the stage on which attachments are held in place.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The stage, below the main stage of a microscope, to which attachments are fixed.
  • n. A stage making up part of a larger stage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An attachment to the compound microscope, placed beneath the ordinary stage, and used to support the achromatic condenser, the polarizing prism, etc.
  • n. In geology, one of the subdivisions of a stage or group.

Etymologies

sub- +‎ stage (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.