piecewise

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piece +‎ -wise

Adverb[edit]

piecewise (not comparable)

  1. In terms or by means of pieces; a piece at a time.
    • 2006 Aug 13, “LETTERS; Practical Method for Mexican Vote Recount”, Los Angeles Times:
      One could even do the recount piecewise, starting with the most questionable regions.
  2. (mathematics) Throughout separate parts, but not necessarily throughout the whole

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