step-by-step

adjective or adverb
\ ˌstep-bī-ˈstep How to pronounce step-by-step (audio) \

Definition of step-by-step

: marked by successive degrees usually of limited extent : gradual

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First Known Use of step-by-step

1581, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of step-by-step was in 1581

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“Step-by-step.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/step-by-step. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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step-by-step

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of step-by-step

: showing or explaining each stage in a process
: happening or done in a series of steps or stages

step-by-step

adjective
\ ˌstep-bī-ˈstep \

Kids Definition of step-by-step

: moving or happening by steps one after the other Let's take a step-by-step approach to the problem.

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