Definition of Bit by bit

1. Adverb. A little bit at a time. "The research structure has developed piecemeal"




2. Adverb. In a gradual manner. "The snake moved gradually toward its victim"
Exact synonyms: Gradually, Step By Step
Partainyms: Gradual

Definition of Bit by bit

1. Adverb. A small amount at a time ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bit By Bit

bisulphites
bisulphuret
bisulphurets
bisyllabic
bisyllabically
bisymmetric
bisymmetry
bit
bit-bucket
bit-by-bit
bit-count integrity
bit-depth
bit-map
bit bucket
bit by a barn mouse
bit by bit (current term)
bit decay
bit depth
bit field
bit interval
bit intervals
bit lifter
bit map
bit maps
bit nibbler
bit of all right

Literary usage of Bit by bit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1875)
"... introduced bit by bit, and imbedded in a measureless heap of particular judicial decisions, and partly of legislative law stuck by patches on the ..."

2. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"By dint of hard fighting, bit by bit, district by district, the land was won. As we may happen to accept one or the other of the two leading theories that ..."

3. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"It was the result of "bit by bit growth." It was compounded in all its parts of a " heterogeneous growth of complex past expedients. ..."

4. The Lancet (1842)
"Only six months, how ever, have elapsed before в second " bit by bit" legislation is proposed on this subject. The House of Commons, able as some of its ..."

5. The New Cure for Consumption by Its Own Virus: Illustrated by Numerous Cases by James Compton Burnett (1900)
"I treated her with slow, bit-by-bit ameliorations with the remedies symptom- atically homoeopathic, and thus passed just two years, when it was very clear ..."

6. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1873)
"He tried the former method beginning at the neck, and pressing it up bit by bit, and finally getting the uterus into a normal position ; it passed up slowly ..."

7. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1875)
"... introduced bit by bit, and imbedded in a measureless heap of particular judicial decisions, and partly of legislative law stuck by patches on the ..."

8. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"By dint of hard fighting, bit by bit, district by district, the land was won. As we may happen to accept one or the other of the two leading theories that ..."

9. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"It was the result of "bit by bit growth." It was compounded in all its parts of a " heterogeneous growth of complex past expedients. ..."

10. The Lancet (1842)
"Only six months, how ever, have elapsed before в second " bit by bit" legislation is proposed on this subject. The House of Commons, able as some of its ..."

11. The New Cure for Consumption by Its Own Virus: Illustrated by Numerous Cases by James Compton Burnett (1900)
"I treated her with slow, bit-by-bit ameliorations with the remedies symptom- atically homoeopathic, and thus passed just two years, when it was very clear ..."

12. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1873)
"He tried the former method beginning at the neck, and pressing it up bit by bit, and finally getting the uterus into a normal position ; it passed up slowly ..."

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