1. A step in a staircase.
2. stairsteps A staircase.
3. One of a series of objects or items grouped progressively according to height.
tr. & intr.v. stair·stepped, stair·step·ping, stair·steps
To position or be positioned progressively according to height: images stairstepped on a computer screen; ledges stairstepping down a mountainside.


or stair′-step`,

n., v. -stepped, -step•ping,
adj. n.
1. a step in a staircase.
2. stairsteps, stairs; a staircase.
3. Often, stairsteps. a group of persons or things whose relative size, height, etc., suggests the graduated level of steps in a staircase.
4. to occur or move in a pattern suggesting the steps of a staircase.
5. resembling the steps of a staircase.
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Through her leadership style in advocating for change in all levels of the British Health care system during the 1800s, the Stairstep Leadership Development Model evolved (Burns, 2003).
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Old beaver trails, bank caveins and sandbars often provide them with the stairstep structure to access crossing sites without bailing off a bank like a skydiver.
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DeMaria & Berenson, 2013), a repeated-measures ANOVA demonstrated a nearly stairstep inverse pattern of men's self-reported arousal favouring no/minimal female pubic hair, P (6, 372) = 85.
The tones have vowel-like qualities, but the resonances of the airway are used (in stairstep fashion) to land exactly on a specific harmonics.
First, it is useful to see the stairstep approach that IHS takes toward the autonomous vehicle.
A variety of forbs and shrubs occurred in the western white spruce//stairstep moss type, but stairstep moss (Hylocomium splendens) with 51 [+ or -] 19% cover was the overwhelming understory dominant.
He recommended a device called a silicone sock, Tylenol, and stretching (toes on stairstep, drop heel, hold for 10 seconds).
There is a stairstep progression of thought as well as form among the three phrases of John 1:1.
Groups involved in the campaign against the photo 1D amendment included: TakeAction Minnesota, interfaith coalition ISAIAH, Jewish Community Action, the StairStep Foundation, Service Employees International Union, AARP Minnesota, the Land Stewardship Project, the Minnesota AFL-CIO, The Arc Minnesota, and Neighborhoods Organizing for Change.
The Stairstep Model of Professional Transformation (Figure 1) is an example of a visual, transformational approach to professional identity formation and development within the field of nursing.