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stade (stadial in continental-European usage) A term that is difficult to define with precision, but which refers to a single period of increased cold or advancing ice, which forms a subdivision of a cold stage within the overall division of a glacial period into periods of cold interspersed with warm, or warmer, periods.

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stade(stadial in continental European usage) A term that is difficult to define with precision, but which refers to a single period of increased cold or advancing ice, forming a subdivision of a cold stage within the overall division of a glacial period into periods of cold interspersed with warm, or warmer, periods.