Lockstep meaning

lŏk'stĕp'
A way of marching in which the marchers follow each other as closely as possible.
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A standardized procedure that is closely, often mindlessly followed.
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A way of marching in such close file that the corresponding legs of the marchers must keep step precisely.
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A condition or relationship in which one rigidly conforms to the actions of another.

Interest rates in lockstep with inflation.

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Inflexibly conforming or conformist.

Lockstep adherence to party ideology.

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(military) A step whereby the toe of one man is brought very close to the heel of the man in front.
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(figuratively) Close connection, unison, rigid synchronization.
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An inflexible, rigid or stifling pattern.
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Origin of lockstep