effecting an increase.
Electricity. serving to increase voltage:
a step-up transformer.
(of a lease) allowing for gradual rent increases to the highest amount permissible.
an increase or rise in the rate or quantity of something.
- Step up to the plate
step out on someone
adverb 1. in a steplike arrangement. 2. Music. from one adjacent tone to another: The melody ascends stepwise. adjective 3. Music. moving from one adjacent tone to another: stepwise melodic progression. adjective 1. arranged in the manner of or resembling steps 2. (music, US) proceeding by melodic intervals of a second adverb 3. with the […]
- Stepwise refinement
1. a suffix used in forming nouns, often derogatory, referring especially to occupation, habit, or association: gamester; songster; trickster. 1. sterling. suffix 1. indicating a person who is engaged in a certain activity: prankster, songster Compare -stress 2. indicating a person associated with or being something specified: mobster, youngster stepping ster. sterling