stepwise
adjective Date: 1902 1. marked by or proceeding in steps 2. moving by step to adjacent musical tones

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  • stepwise — [step′wīz΄] adv. like a series of steps …   English World dictionary

  • stepwise — /step wuyz /, adv. 1. in a steplike arrangement. 2. Music. from one adjacent tone to another: The melody ascends stepwise. adj. 3. Music. moving from one adjacent tone to another: stepwise melodic progression. [1885 90; STEP + WISE] * * * …   Universalium

  • stepwise — step ► NOUN 1) an act of lifting and setting down the foot or alternate feet, as in walking. 2) the distance covered by a step. 3) informal a short and easily walked distance. 4) a flat surface on which to place one s foot when moving from one… …   English terms dictionary

  • stepwise — I adjective one thing at a time (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑bit by bit, ↑in small stages, ↑piecemeal, ↑step by step • Similar to: ↑gradual II adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • stepwise — 1. adjective One (small) step or stage at a time; gradual; piecemeal 2. adverb One step or stage at a time; step by step …   Wiktionary

  • stepwise — adv. gradually, in steps, in stages …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stepwise — step•wise [[t]ˈstɛpˌwaɪz[/t]] adv. 1) in a steplike arrangement 2) mad mus moving from one adjacent tone to another • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • stepwise — /ˈstɛpwaɪz/ (say stepwuyz) adverb in a steplike arrangement. {step + wise} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Stepwise reaction — A stepwise reaction [ [http://www.iupac.org/goldbook/S05970.pdf IUPAC Gold Book definition] ] is a chemical reaction with one or more reaction intermediates and involving at least two consecutive elementary reactions.The rate law of an elementary …   Wikipedia

  • Stepwise regression — In statistics, stepwise regression includes regression models in which the choice of predictive variables is carried out by an automatic procedure. [Hocking, R. R. (1976) The Analysis and Selection of Variables in Linear Regression, Biometrics,… …   Wikipedia

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