by step


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

Examples of by step in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The step by step models are created on the fly and are more complex than any human can unravel. Jennifer J. Schulp, National Review, 2 Nov. 2023 The pair not only hopes to bring strategies from other communities back to San Diego, but also that the endeavor can generate future policy changes that step by step will end youth homelessness altogether and ensure others don’t have to experience the same fate Baker did. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Nov. 2023 Since the attacks, this campaign has steadily advanced, step by step. Assaf Orion, Foreign Affairs, 3 Nov. 2023 Here, see step by step how to make these easy peanut butter cookies. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 23 Oct. 2023 In some of these cases, Permission Slip offers step by step instructions to download your data or just delete parts of it, but the process isn’t automated. Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post, 3 Oct. 2023 The actress takes us empathetically, step by step, from innocence to ruthlessness. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2023 During training, there’s a forward process, which involves adding noise, incrementally, to a once-sharp image, and a reverse process in which the model attempts to remove that noise, step by step, until the initial version is mostly recovered. Steve Nadis, Quanta Magazine, 19 Sep. 2023 Step by step, the number of hydrogen trains will be expanded until all diesel railcars have been replaced, proving the viability of fossil-free rail travel, having already saved nearly 425,000 gallons of diesel and 4,400 tons of CO2 (annually) vs. traditional trains. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Sep. 2023 See More

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“By step.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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