piece·​wise ˈpēs-ˌwīz How to pronounce piecewise (audio)
: with respect to a number of discrete intervals, sets, or pieces
piecewise continuous functions

Word History

First Known Use

1674, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piecewise was in 1674

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“Piecewise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piecewise. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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