Definition of step by step in English:

step by step

So as to progress gradually and carefully from one stage to the next: I’ll explain it to you step by step [as modifier]: a step-by-step guide
More example sentences
  • She loved pranks, but they had to be carefully planned out, step by step, whereas he just did it.
  • He guides you step by step through comprehensive and easy to follow instructions.
  • Now in a step by step guide, I'll show you how I can achieve this.
one step at a time, bit by bit, gradually, in stages, by degrees, slowly, steadily, slowly but surely
rare gradatim
See parent entry: step

Definition of step by step in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily