What does piecemeal mean?

Definitions for piecemeal
ˈpisˌmilpiece·meal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word piecemeal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bit-by-bit, in small stages, piecemeal, step-by-step, stepwise(adverb)

    one thing at a time

  2. piecemeal, little by little, bit by bit, in stages(adverb)

    a little bit at a time

    "the research structure has developed piecemeal"

Wiktionary

  1. piecemeal(Adverb)

    Piece by piece; in small amounts, stages, or degrees.

    Etymology: pecemeale, from pece + mele (from mælum, dative plural form of mæl), equivalent to .

  2. piecemeal(Adverb)

    Into pieces or parts.

    Etymology: pecemeale, from pece + mele (from mælum, dative plural form of mæl), equivalent to .

  3. piecemeal(Adjective)

    Made or done in pieces or one stage at a time.

    Etymology: pecemeale, from pece + mele (from mælum, dative plural form of mæl), equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piecemeal(adverb)

    in pieces; in parts or fragments

    Etymology: [OE. pecemele; pece a piece + AS. mlum, dat. pl. of ml part. See Meal a portion.]

  2. Piecemeal(adverb)

    piece by piece; by little and little in succession

    Etymology: [OE. pecemele; pece a piece + AS. mlum, dat. pl. of ml part. See Meal a portion.]

  3. Piecemeal(adj)

    made up of parts or pieces; single; separate

    Etymology: [OE. pecemele; pece a piece + AS. mlum, dat. pl. of ml part. See Meal a portion.]

  4. Piecemeal(noun)

    a fragment; a scrap

    Etymology: [OE. pecemele; pece a piece + AS. mlum, dat. pl. of ml part. See Meal a portion.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of piecemeal in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of piecemeal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of piecemeal in a Sentence

  1. Paul Delaney:

    Those little piecemeal elements of the process - the ones that potentially stand in the way of a farmer being able to buy something, outfit it and have it integrated as soon as possible, those are the ones we really want to make sure are flushed out.

  2. Archana Kotecha:

    I'm extremely hopeful that this judicial review will open the door to change, it is extremely difficult to achieve justice from the government's current piecemeal approach to human trafficking.

  3. Paul Delaney:

    Those little piecemeal elements of the process – the ones that potentially stand in the way of a farmer being able to buy something, outfit it and have it integrated as soon as possible, those are the ones we really want to make sure are flushed out.

  4. Barack Obama:

    In this third world war, waged piecemeal, which we are now experiencing, a form of genocide is taking place, and it must end.

  5. Kenneth Leung:

    Many of these recommendations are really piecemeal, superficial and general, they cannot just rely on the IPCC report alone to pretend that all these issues have been dealt with and settled.

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Translations for piecemeal

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  • scheibchenweise, häppchenweise, bruchstückhaft, in kleinen Schritten, einzeln, kleinteilig, in Einzelteile, in Portiönchen, stückweiseGerman
  • desordenadamente, deslavazado, deslavazadamenteSpanish
  • asteittain, vähittäinen, paloittainen, vähä vähältä, pala, asteittainen, askelittainen, palanenFinnish
  • mean air mheanScottish Gaelic
  • darabonkéntHungarian
  • frammentarioItalian
  • טיפין טיפיןHebrew
  • kōhikohikoMāori
  • met stukjes en beetjes, mondjesmaatDutch
  • po trochu, fragmentaryczny, na kawałki, wyrywkowy, po kawałkuPolish
  • fragmentada, fragmentadoPortuguese
  • на части, пошаговый, на куски, постепенный, по частям, постепенноRussian

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