Meaning of “piecemeal” in the English Dictionary

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piecemealadjective, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈpisˌmil/

not done according to a plan but done at different times in different ways:

Do we fix it all now, or do we approach it piecemeal over time?

(Definition of “piecemeal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)