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piecemeal

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adverb piece·meal \ˈpēs-ˌmēl, -ˈmēl\

Definition of piecemeal

  1. 1 :  one piece at a time :  gradually

  2. 2 :  in pieces or fragments :  apart



Examples of piecemeal in a sentence

  1. <remodeled their house piecemeal because of budgetary constraints>

  2. <one well-aimed blow ripped the piñata piecemeal>



14th Century

First Known Use of piecemeal

14th century


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piecemeal

adjective piece·meal

Simple Definition of piecemeal

  • : done or made in a gradual way in a series of separate steps

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of piecemeal

  1. :  done, made, or accomplished piece by piece or in a fragmentary way <piecemeal reforms in the system>

Examples of piecemeal in a sentence

  1. They've done piecemeal repairs in the past, but the bridge now needs major reconstruction.

  2. Some people want the changes to be made all at once, but I think we should take a more piecemeal approach.



1600

First Known Use of piecemeal

1600

Rhymes with piecemeal

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PIECEMEAL Defined for Kids

piecemeal

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adverb piece·meal \ˈpēs-ˌmēl\

Definition of piecemeal for Students

  1. :  one piece at a time :  little by little <The repairs were made piecemeal.>





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