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Stage:  The flat plate where the slides are placed for observation.
Stage Clips:  Clips on the stage used to hold the slide in place.
Stage Plate:  On a low power microscope, there is a frosted circular glass plate that fits in over the lower illuminator.  This is called the stage plate.  See also contrast plate.
Stand:  On a low power microscope, the type of connection between the microscope body and the base.  There are three main types:  the post, the fixed arm and the universal boom stand.