Definition of stepwise adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    stepwise

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈstɛpwaɪz//
     
     
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  1. 1in a series of steps, rather than continuously
  2. 2(music) (of a melody) moving in a way that uses only the notes that are next to each other in a scale
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