stepwise

adjective
step·wise | \ˈstep-ˌwīz \

Definition of stepwise 

1 : marked by or proceeding in steps : gradual a stepwise approach

2 : moving by step to adjacent musical tones

Other Words from stepwise

stepwise adverb
moving stepwise

First Known Use of stepwise

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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