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stepwise Line breaks: step|wise
Pronunciation: /ˈstɛpwʌɪz/

Definition of stepwise in English:

adverb& adjective

In a series of distinct stages; not continuously: [as adverb]: concentrations of the acid tend to decrease stepwise
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  • This procedure of stepwise construct loading was continued until a failure of fixation was detected.
  • There was no discussion of intermediate stages showing how stepwise modifications in the current pathway could have been reversed back to a more simple stage.
  • We used micropipette manipulation for forming and subsequently breaking the adhesive contact through a stepwise micromechanical procedure.
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