Definition of one-step in English:

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one-step

Pronunciation: /ˈwənˌstep/

noun

A vigorous kind of ballroom dance in duple time.
Example sentences
  • It is, quite simply, two people in ballroom position taking One Step per beat of the music.
  • Hungary forbids "jazz."; Minister of Home Affairs also banishes foxtrot and one-step.
  • The origin of our modern Foxtrot can be seen in the old dances One-step and Rag.

adjective

(Of a process or procedure) consisting of only one stage; straightforward: a one-step self-help program
More example sentences
  • We randomly selected a single one-step beneficial mutant sequence to be the next wild-type sequence.
  • In some cases, the one-step model appeared to explain the observed data less well.
  • A one-step gene disruption by homologous recombination was performed.
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