piece by piece


Definition of piece by piece

: by degrees : piecemeal

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Examples of piece by piece in a Sentence

worked out the solution piece by piece
Recent Examples on the Web Glazebrook said approaching new technology like foreign-language learning is helpful because both are about adding to a knowledge base piece by piece over time. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, "5 ways to effectively teach a Boomer to Zoom from 3,000 miles away," 21 Dec. 2020 The mascot was part of a long history of Confederacy symbolism at the school that the district has been dismantling piece by piece. Patrick Strickland, Dallas News, "Garland ISD wants help picking a new mascot after dropping Confederate ‘Colonel’," 1 Dec. 2020 Frazzini’s engineers in Seattle began rebuilding CryEngine piece by piece. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "Amazon Wants to ‘Win at Games.’ So Why Hasn’t It?," 7 Oct. 2020 Being able to better see and control ultracold molecules would help scientists assemble a quantum machine piece by piece, says Jun Ye, a physicist at the University of Colorado Boulder, who was not involved in the study. Karmela Padavic-callaghan, Scientific American, "Ultracold Molecule Mystery Solved," 23 Nov. 2020 For Wright and his staff, the work goes on — painstaking piece by piece. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "Spurs’ ‘rebuild’ poised to be a marathon, not a sprint," 19 Nov. 2020 For the past three decades, trustees and school administrators have grappled with South Garland’s use of Confederate symbols, slowly removing them piece by piece. Emily Donaldson, Dallas News, "Garland ISD drops ties to Confederate past after board votes to change a high school mascot," 17 Nov. 2020 In the hills of southwestern Wisconsin, atop grain elevators and silos, a small team of technicians is assembling a next-generation wireless 5G network piece by piece. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Private 5G Networks Are Bringing Bandwidth Where Carriers Aren’t," 7 Nov. 2020 The other option would be to take it down piece by piece, starting at the top. Segann March, The Enquirer, "University of Cincinnati has tentative timeline for Crosley Tower demolition," 27 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of piece by piece

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of piece by piece was circa 1530

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14 Jan 2021

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“Piece by piece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piece%20by%20piece. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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