The definition of piecemeal is done bit by bit or piece by piece.(adjective)
An example of something piecemeal is a sculpture put back together bit by bit; a piecemeal sculpture.
Piecemeal is defined as made one part at a time.(adverb)
An example of something done piecemeal is a collage; piecemeal assembly.
See piecemeal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME pecemel < pece (see piece) + -mele: see -meal
See piecemeal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English pecemeale
Origin: : pece, piece; see piece
Origin: + -mele, by a fixed measure (from Old English -mǣlum, at a time, from dative pl. of mǣl, appointed time; see mē-2 in Indo-European roots).
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