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piecemeal

piece·meal

piecemeal

 
pronunciation:
pis mil
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adverb
definition: by adding or doing one piece at a time; gradually.
I acquired my collection piecemeal.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: done or made one piece at a time.
The government promised reform but we have seen only piecemeal progress.
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