stepwise

adjective
step·​wise | \ ˈstep-ˌwīz How to pronounce stepwise (audio) \

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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“Stepwise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stepwise. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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