step-by-step

adjective or adverb \ ˌstep-bī-ˈstep \

Definition of step-by-step

: marked by successive degrees usually of limited extent : gradual

First Known Use of step-by-step

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STEP-BY-STEP Defined for English Language Learners

step-by-step

Definition of step-by-step for English Language Learners

  • : showing or explaining each stage in a process

  • : happening or done in a series of steps or stages


STEP-BY-STEP Defined for Kids

step-by-step

adjective \ ˌstep-bī-ˈstep \

Definition of step-by-step for Students

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


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