Meaning of staging area

stag'ing ar"ea

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an area, as a port of embarkation, where troops are assembled and readied for transit to a new field of operations.
  2. any area or place serving as a point of assembly or preparation on the way to a destination. Also called
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