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by step

Definition of by step

  1. :  in a series of steps <The melody moves upward by step from D to C.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a rest for the foot in ascending or descending: as

    :  one of a series of structures consisting of a riser and a tread

    :  a ladder rung

  1. :  to move by raising the foot and bringing it down elsewhere or by moving each foot in succession

    :  dance

    :  to go on foot :  walk

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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