Meaning of lockstep

lock•step

Pronunciation: (lok'step"), [key]
— n.
  1. a way of marching in very close file, in which the leg of each person moves with and closely behind the corresponding leg of the person ahead.
  2. a rigidly inflexible pattern or process.
—adj.
  1. rigidly inflexible: a lockstep educational curriculum.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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