lockstep

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noun, often attributive lock·step \ˈläk-ˌstep\

Definition of lockstep

  1. 1 :  a mode of marching in step by a body of persons going one after another as closely as possible

  2. 2 :  a standard method or procedure that is mindlessly adhered to or that minimizes individuality

in lockstep

  1. :  in perfect or rigid often mindless conformity or unison politicians marching in lockstep with the party line

Examples of lockstep in a Sentence

  1. followed the lockstep that had been in his family for generations: prep school, Ivy League university, job on Wall Street

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First Known Use of lockstep

1787


LOCKSTEP Defined for English Language Learners

lockstep

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Definition of lockstep for English Language Learners

  • : a way of marching in which people follow each other very closely



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