Definition of 'piecemeal'
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In normal circumstances, piecemeal reforms without a grand signature project might still add up to a laudable conservative record. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In normal circumstances, piecemeal reforms without a grand signature project might still add up to a laudable conservative record. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But for now that history emerged only piecemeal. TOLKIEN AND THE GREAT WAR: The Threshold of Middle-earth (2003)This piecemeal approach is characterized by a number of themes. Victimology - the victim and the criminal justice process (1989)He had to dismantle it and sell it piecemeal. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But what is inevitably a piecemeal approach cannot address the issue of the past in all its complexity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Another framework could involve a piecemeal approach in which working groups try to reach agreements on individual issues. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Instead, the piecemeal measures will add further complexity and uncertainty to an already fragmented system. Times, Sunday Times (2011)As they also lacked a written language, our understanding of their construction techniques remains piecemeal. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)The present approach is too piecemeal, too arbitrary. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But in government the coalition's approach has been piecemeal. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A piecemeal approach will not suffice. MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)Welcome though such measures are, they remain piecemeal and are unlikely to feed into growth until 2014-15. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: piecemeal ADJECTIVE
A piecemeal process happens gradually, usually at irregular intervals, and is probably not satisfactory.
These piecemeal solutions won't work.
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