# piecewise

piecewise
Etymology: piece (I) + -wise
: with respect to a number of discrete intervals, sets, or pieces

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denoting that a function has a specified property, as smoothness or continuity, on each of a finite number of pieces into which its domain is divided: a piecewise continuous function; a piecewise differentiable curve.
[1665-75; PIECE + -WISE]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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