piecemeal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"piecemeal" in British English

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piecemealadverb, adjective

uk   us   /ˈpiːs.miːl/ often disapproving
not done ​according to a ​plan but done at different ​times in different ​ways: Unfortunately, everything is being done piecemeal.
(Definition of piecemeal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
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