step change

step change
step change noun
A fundamental change
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Main Entry:step

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step change UK US noun [countable] [singular step change plural step changes] mainly journalism
a noticeable improvement in something
Thesaurus: improvement and improvementssynonym

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noun [singular]
chiefly Brit : an important change in something

There has been a step change [=sea change] in our understanding of the problem.

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ˈstep change 7 [step change] noun usually singular (BrE)
a big change or improvement in sth

His speech called for a step change in attitudes to the environment in the 21st century.


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