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

  • n. The arrangement of performers and properties on a stage for a theatrical production or before the camera in a film.
  • n. A stage setting.
  • n. Physical environment; surroundings.

Etymologies

French, putting on stage : mise, putting + en, on + scène, stage.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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