piecewise

adverb
piece·​wise | \ ˈpēs-ˌwīz How to pronounce piecewise (audio) \

Definition of piecewise

: with respect to a number of discrete intervals, sets, or pieces piecewise continuous functions

First Known Use of piecewise

1674, in the meaning defined above

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“Piecewise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piecewise. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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