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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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'There's also a practical reason for doing it with a gradualist approach.
While AQAP has moved its forces from al-Mukalla, thanks to its gradualist approach, it still exercises control within the city and over the surrounding countryside.
"For China-watchers, the renminbi's gradual moves towards full convertibility with long pauses along the way have become the classic example of China's general gradualist approach to economic reform," she writes.
Thus, the conference featured Hanson versus two of his chief critics and included other veterans of the fray, such as Anthony Snodgrass, originator of the "gradualist" approach (hoplite armor preceded the phalanx's creation), and some rookies (Gregory Viggiano, Adam Schwartz, John Hale).
The organization was founded in 1909 in New York City by a visionary and courageous group of white and black intellectuals who rejected the gradualist economic and social strategy of Booker T.
"This fits with Nicola Sturgeon's pragmatic, gradualist approach and reluctance to call a quick referendum.
The Atlantic Council, a nonpartisan think tank, noted in a May report that Obama's specific intention is to "convince his Arab Gulf counterparts to endorse the nuclear agreement." He is there to reassure that a potential deal would not, "weaken a decades-old US-Gulf partnership", "allow Iran to violently expand its reach", or "lead to a drastic reduction of US engagement in the region." In this May report titled, "Beyond Camp David: A Gradualist Strategy to Upgrade the US-Gulf Security Partnership," experts Bilal Saab and Barry Pavel evaluate the implications of a defense pact.
I don't think anyone would accuse Malala Yousafzai of being a "gradualist." Nor would Kailash Satyarthi embrace that description.
It will reinforce for now the Federal Reserve's commitment to a gradualist policy approach," said Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz in Newport Beach, California.
He further emphasised the importance of maintaining a gradualist and sustainable approach to reform and development in order to continue expanding the Kingdom's achievements and successes.
China has always been the shining example of a gradualist approach to economic development, but has been moving in a fairly straight line thus far.
"If the US Fed decides on a more gradualist approach to tapering quantitative easing, that is likely to push oil prices up," he said.