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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. one thing at a time;
[syn: bit-by-bit, in small stages, piecemeal, step-by-step, stepwise]


ADVERB (1)

1. a little bit at a time;
- Example: "the research structure has developed piecemeal"
[syn: piecemeal, little by little, bit by bit, in stages]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Piecemeal \Piece"meal`\, n. A fragment; a scrap. --R. Vaughan. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Piecemeal \Piece"meal`\, adv. [OE. pecemele; pece a piece + AS. m?lum, dat. pl. of m?l part. See Meal a portion.] 1. In pieces; in parts or fragments. "On which it piecemeal brake." --Chapman. [1913 Webster] The beasts will tear thee piecemeal. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Piece by piece; by little and little in succession. [1913 Webster] Piecemeal they win, this acre first, than that. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Piecemeal \Piece"meal`\, a. Made up of parts or pieces; single; separate. "These piecemeal guilts." --Gov. of Tongue. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

piecemeal adv 1: a little bit at a time; "the research structure has developed piecemeal" [syn: piecemeal, little by little, bit by bit, in stages] adj 1: one thing at a time [syn: bit-by-bit, in small stages, piecemeal, step-by-step, stepwise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "piecemeal": adrift, apart, apart from, aside from, asunder, away from, bit by bit, by degrees, by inches, by inchmeal, by snatches, disjointed, drop by drop, fitfully, foot by foot, fragmentary, gradual, gradually, in detail, in driblets, in installments, in lots, in small doses, in snatches, in the abstract, in twain, in two, inch by inch, inchmeal, intermittently, little by little, one by one, part by part, piece by piece, separately, severally, slowly, sporadic, sporadically, step-by-step




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