What is step?

  • (noun): Any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal.
    Synonyms: measure
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on step, steps:

Forro - Forró (the Dance) - Steps
... Because of the intimacy, there are not as many step variations in this style ... Its basic step is forward-backwards - slightly similar to traditional Bolero or Salsa ... more space between the pair, many more moves, steps and turns are possible than in Nordestino styles ...
Pedometer
... a device, usually portable and electronic or electromechanical, that counts each step a person takes by detecting the motion of the person's hips ... Because the distance of each person's step varies, an informal calibration, performed by the user, is required if presentation of the distance covered in a unit of length (such as in kilometres or ... and kept on all day, it can record how many steps the wearer has walked that day, and thus the kilometres or miles (distance = number of steps × step length) ...
One Step Closer (U2 Song)
... "One Step Closer" is the ninth track of U2's eleventh studio album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb ... The origins of "One Step Closer" date back to the All That You Can't Leave Behind sessions ... "One Step Closer" is billed in the album with thanks to Noel Gallagher of Oasis ...
One Step Too Far - Tracklisting
... UK CD Single "One Step Too Far" (Radio Edit) - 324 "One Step Too Far" (Rollo Sister Bliss Mix) - 743 "One Step Too Far" (Alex Neri Club Rah Mix Edit ...
Wolfe Conditions
... Each step often involves approximately solving the subproblem where is the current best guess, is a search direction, and is the step length ... Then inexact line searches provide an efficient way of computing an acceptable step length that reduces the objective function 'sufficiently', rather than minimizing the objective ...

More definitions of "step":

  • (verb): Measure (distances) by pacing.
    Example: "Step off ten yards"
    Synonyms: pace
  • (verb): Put down or press the foot, place the foot.
    Example: "Step on the brake"
    Synonyms: tread
  • (noun): Relative position in a graded series.
    Example: "Always a step behind"; "keep in step with the fashions"
    Synonyms: gradation
  • (noun): The act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down.
    Example: "He walked with unsteady steps"
  • (verb): Furnish with steps.
    Example: "The architect wants to step the terrace"
  • (verb): Walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner.
    Example: "Step over to the blackboard"
  • (verb): Cause (a computer) to execute a single command.
  • (verb): Move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation.
    Example: "She stepped into a life of luxury"; "he won't step into his father's footsteps"
  • (verb): Place (a ship's mast) in its step.
  • (noun): A short distance.
    Example: "It's only a step to the drugstore"
    Synonyms: stone's throw
  • (verb): Shift or move by taking a step.
    Example: "Step back"
  • (noun): Support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway.
    Example: "He paused on the bottom step"
    Synonyms: stair
  • (noun): A solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed.
  • (noun): A sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance.
    Example: "He taught them the waltz step"
    Synonyms: dance step
  • (verb): Move with one's feet in a specific manner.
    Example: "Step lively"

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    The last step taken found your heft
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