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English definition of “piecemeal”

piecemeal

adverb, adjective     /ˈpiːs.miːl/ often disapproving
not done according to a plan but done at different times in different ways: Unfortunately, everything is being done piecemeal.Not expected or planned
(Definition of piecemeal adverbadjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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