stepwise definition by Webster's New World
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like a series of steps
stepwise definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Marked by a gradual progression as if step by step: “Quantum mechanics is a natural system of stepwise interactions that governs very small things” (Malcom W. Browne).
- Music Moving from one tone to an adjacent one.
- stepˈwiseˌ adverb