Definitions for: Piecemeal

[adv] a little bit at a time; "the research structure has developed piecemeal"
[adj] one thing at a time

Webster (1913) Definition: Piece"meal`, adv. [OE. pecemele; pece a piece + AS.
m?lum, dat. pl. of m?l part. See Meal a portion.]
1. In pieces; in parts or fragments. ``On which it piecemeal
brake.'' --Chapman.

The beasts will tear thee piecemeal. --Tennyson.

2. Piece by piece; by little and little in succession.

Piecemeal they win, this acre first, than that.

Piece"meal`, a.
Made up of parts or pieces; single; separate. ``These
piecemeal guilts.'' --Gov. of Tongue.

Piece"meal`, n.
A fragment; a scrap. --R. Vaughan.

Synonyms: bit by bit, bit-by-bit, gradual, in small stages, in stages, little by little, step-by-step, stepwise

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