stepwise

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adjective step·wise \ -ˌwīz \

Definition of stepwise

1 :marked by or proceeding in steps :gradual
  • a stepwise approach
2 :moving by step to adjacent musical tones

stepwise

adverb
    • moving stepwise

First Known Use of stepwise

1902


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