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gradualism

(grăj′o͞o-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The belief in or the policy of advancing toward a goal by gradual, often slow stages.
2. Biology The view that evolution proceeds by imperceptibly small, cumulative steps over long periods of time rather than by abrupt, major changes.

grad′u·al·ist n.
grad′u·al·is′tic adj.
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This supports arguments for gradualism and means the central bank is likely to have little rate-cutting firepower when the need next arises.
Min Zin and Brian Joseph find that Aung San Suu Kyi very much preferred cooperation and gradualism to nurture the momentum created in the first place by the reformers themselves.
Kicking the can down the road" is unsustainable in the long term because gradualism only trades today's growth through continued capital misallocation for tomorrow's economic efficiency.
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Even though she accepts a plausible gradualism in the animal kingdom, she contends that agency, as a robust, distinctive, indeterministic, and metaphysically committed concept, is applicable to animals and humans alike.
On the basis of the principles of gradualism and reciprocity, we have come close to a final agreement, it is within the bounds of the attainable," Lavrov said.
The settings are just right for finance minister Arun Jaitley to shun gradualism and go for broke," India's English-language Hindustan Times newspaper said in an editorial Saturday.
I think there is an important moral reality involved in the whole question of gradualism, especially in the area of morality.
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Gradualism as opposed to shock therapy would have taken South Sudan a more prudent path toward the unity of the two markets.