step change

noun

chiefly British
: an important change in something
There has been a step change in our understanding of the problem.

Examples of step change in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tone of his comments, the nature of the company’s communications, and the way its staff interacted with the media and with customers evolved almost as a step change after the adoption of the new name. IEEE Spectrum, 13 Feb. 2024 This area features a color step change in the form of French blue. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 15 Dec. 2023 This brings me to a decision that will mean a significant step change for our company. Ryan Browne, NBC News, 4 Dec. 2023 But even in the context of previous Rolls-Royces, the electric Spectre represents a step change in quietude. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 3 July 2023 Whether Allume continues to be the leader remains to be seen but the value proposition is a positive step change from both a consumer standpoint and for those that care about the environment. Mark Le Dain, Forbes, 23 Mar. 2023 Through this step change in affordability, Musk believes that by the end of the decade Tesla can reach the impossibly high figure of 20 million vehicles sold annually. Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 2 Mar. 2023 This represents a potential step change for farm management, but first some perspective and background. Steven Savage, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023

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“Step change.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/step%20change. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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