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stepping–stone

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noun step·ping–stone \ˈste-piŋ-ˌstōn\

Simple Definition of stepping–stone

  • : a large, flat stone that you step on to cross a stream

  • : something that helps you get or achieve something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stepping–stone

  1. 1 :  a stone on which to step (as in crossing a stream)

  2. 2 :  a means of progress or advancement


STEPPING–STONE Defined for Kids

stepping–stone

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noun step·ping–stone \ˈste-piŋ-ˌstōn\

Definition of stepping–stone for Students

  1. 1 :  a stone on which to step (as in crossing a stream)

  2. 2 :  something that helps in progress or advancement <a stepping-stone to success>




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