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  • A vigorous kind of foxtrot in duple time.
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    • 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.


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  • (Of a process or procedure) consisting of only one stage; straightforward: a one-step self-help programme
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    • 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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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody