a bit at a time

British
in several small stages over a period of time

There's a lot to learn, so just memorize a bit at a time.


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  • (a) bit at a time — a bit at a time british phrase in several small stages over a period of time There’s a lot to learn, so just memorize a bit at a time. Thesaurus: graduallysynonym Main entry: bit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bit level device — has several meanings, which can be separated by considering their antonyms:* A bit level device provides its output in binary format, whereas a pulse level device outputs raw voltages. A digital circuit or computer needs a separate controller or… …   Wikipedia

  • bit — Ⅰ. bit [1] ► NOUN 1) a small piece or quantity. 2) (a bit) a short time or distance. 3) (also bit of fluff or stuff) informal a girl or young woman. ● a bit …   English terms dictionary

  • Bit nibbler — Bit nibbler, or nibbler, is a computer program that defeats some early (1980s) software copy protection schemes by reading the disk one bit at a time, and directly interacting with the disk drive hardware. References *… …   Wikipedia

  • bit — bit1 W1S1 [bıt] adv, pron ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(only slightly)¦ 2¦(amount)¦ 3¦(quite a lot)¦ 4¦(time/distance)¦ 5 a bit of a something 6 not a bit/not one bit 7 every bit as important/bad/good etc 8 bit by bit 9 a/one bit at a time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bit — bit1 function word *** A bit can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: We waited a bit, and then decided to go. (before an adjective or adverb): It s a bit cold in here, isn t it? as a pronoun: She d only eaten a bit before she started… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bit — 1 /bIt/ noun (C) 1 SLIGHTLY/FAIRLY a bit informal, especially BrE a) slightly, but not very; a little: Could you turn the radio down a bit, please? | Stay a bit longer it s still early. | I think you re a bit young to be watching this. | a bit… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bit by bit — adverb 1. a little bit at a time the research structure has developed piecemeal • Syn: ↑piecemeal, ↑little by little, ↑in stages 2. in a gradual manner the snake moved gradually toward its victim • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bit — I UK [bɪt] / US noun Word forms bit : singular bit plural bits ** 1) a piece or part of something a) [countable] a small piece of something I m having some cake. Do you want a bit? bit of: He had bits of food stuck in between his teeth. bits and… …   English dictionary

  • time — time1 [ taım ] noun *** ▸ 1 quantity clock measures ▸ 2 period ▸ 3 occasion/moment ▸ 4 time available/needed ▸ 5 how fast music is played ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) uncount the quantity that you measure using a clock: Time seemed to pass more quickly than… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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