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A vigorous kind of ballroom dance in duple time.
- ‘The origin of our modern Foxtrot can be seen in the old dances One-step and Rag.’
- ‘It is, quite simply, two people in ballroom position taking One Step per beat of the music.’
- ‘Hungary forbids "jazz."; Minister of Home Affairs also banishes foxtrot and one-step.’
(of a process or procedure) consisting of only one stage; straightforward.‘a one-step self-help program’
- ‘On the other hand we believe that with our contacts in the UK market we can sell a considerable number of your one-step peroxide products.’
- ‘We randomly selected a single one-step beneficial mutant sequence to be the next wild-type sequence.’
- ‘Stains can be treated with a good one-step upholstery cleaner.’
- ‘Lines denote mutation steps, with a one-step distance being indicated in the lower-right corner.’
- ‘A one-step gene disruption by homologous recombination was performed.’
- ‘In some cases, the one-step model appeared to explain the observed data less well.’
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