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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 piece·meal /ˈpisˌmil, ˈmi(ə)l/
 (ad.)一件一件,一片(a.)一片一片的,逐漸的斷片

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Piece·meal adv.
 1. In pieces; in parts or fragments. “On which it piecemeal brake.”
    The beasts will tear thee piecemeal.   --Tennyson.
 2. Piece by piece; by little and little in succession.
    Piecemeal they win, this acre first, than that.   --Pope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Piece·meal, a. Made up of parts or pieces; single; separate. “These piecemeal guilts.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Piece·meal, n. A fragment; a scrap.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 piecemeal
      adj : one thing at a time [syn: bit-by-bit, in small stages, step-by-step,
             stepwise]
      adv : a little bit at a time; "the research structure has
            developed piecemeal" [syn: little by little, bit by
            bit, in stages]