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step

1. the act of motion brought about by raising the foot and setting it down again in coordination with the transference of the weight of the body
2. a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance or part of a dance
3. any of several paces or rhythmic movements in marching, dancing, etc.
4. a flight of stairs, esp out of doors
5. Music a melodic interval of a second
6. a strong block or frame bolted onto the keel of a vessel and fitted to receive the base of a mast

Step

a. a set of aerobic exercises designed to improve the cardiovascular system, which consists of stepping on and off a special box of adjustable height
b. (as modifier): Step aerobics

STEP

Abbrev. for Solar/Terrestrial Energy Programme.

Step

A stair unit that consists of one tread, the horizontal upper surface, and one riser, the vertical face.

bull-nosed step

A step, usually the lowest in a flight, having one or both ends rounded to a semicircle and projecting beyond the face of the stair string. The projection extends beyond and around the newel post.

cantilever step

A step built into the wall at one end, but supported at the other end only by the steps below.

curtail step

A step, usually the lowest in the flight, of which one or both ends are rounded into a spiral or scroll shape which projects beyond the newel.

riser

The vertical face of a stair step.

tread

The horizontal upper surface of a step; includes the rounded edge or nosing which extends over the riser.

Step

 

a break on the bottom of a high-speed boat; when the boat is in motion, the step creates a lifting force that causes the boat to rise and glide over the water’s surface. When a boat is hydroplaning over calm water, that is, when it has risen onto its step, less of its bottom is in contact with the water and, as a result, the water offers less resistance to the vessel’s motion. There may be one or more steps on the bottom of a hydroplane, cutter, scooter, or the float of a seaplane. The shape of the step (flat, flat-keeled) determines the vessel’s seaworthiness and speed.

step

[step]
(computer science)
A single computer instruction or operation.
(engineering)
A small offset on a piece of core or in a drill hole resulting from a sudden sidewise deviation of the bit as it enters a hard, tilted stratum or rock underlying a softer rock.
(geology)
A hitch or dislocation of the strata.
(mining engineering)
The portion of a longwall face at right angles to the line of the face formed when a place is worked in front of or behind an adjoining place.
(organic chemistry)

step

A stair unit which consists of one tread and one riser.

STEP

STEP

(STandard for the Exchange of Product Model Data) An ISO standard for product modeling. It is designed to provide a vendor-neutral and computer readable definition of a product throughout its life cycle. See PDES and IGES.
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* Montenegro is a state that still prescribes 100 percent of curricula and syllabi; thus, the differences between teachers in the Step by Step Program and the traditional programs are not highly visible, because both groups of teachers have to adhere strictly to the curricula and textbooks prescribed by the government.
* Students in the Step by Step classes showed a much higher level of knowledge compared to their peers in the traditional schools.
Pedagogical Implications of the Step by Step Program
* The research showed that Step by Step provides a good foundation for the application of an individualized approach in education.
* The Step by Step Program has exerted a dominant influence on the process of education reform in Montenegro.
That is why in Step by Step schools we insist on one of the basic principles of the open and democratic society and educational process--the principle of respect for individuality.
Teachers also must possess a great deal of ingenuity in order to adapt the Step by Step working curriculum to their classrooms, and do so without neglecting national education standards.
The initial Step by Step training exposed teachers to new concepts and ideas.
This interactive training provided a model for teachers that parallels the active learning that children experience in the Step by Step preschools.
The Step by Step Preschool Program is now nearing the end of its second academic year.
* ministries of education accept the Step by Step preschool curriculum as an alternative methodology
* a Step by Step Primary School Program that carries the methods and philosophy of the preschool program into the early primary grades