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English definition of “stepping-stone”

stepping-stone

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈstepɪŋstəʊn/
METHOD an event or experience that helps you achieve something else: Education is a stepping-stone to a good job.Making progress and advancingBecoming better
STONE one of several stones that you walk on to cross a streamBridgesTypes of rockPrecious and semi-precious stones
(Definition of stepping-stone from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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