[step-ing-stohn] /ˈstɛp ɪŋˌstoʊn/
a stone, or one of a line of stones, in shallow water, a marshy place, or the like, that is stepped on in crossing.
a stone for use in mounting or ascending.
any means or stage of advancement or improvement:
She looked on the governorship as a steppingstone to the presidency.


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