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in·cre·ment

 (ĭn′krə-mənt, ĭng′-)
n.
1. The process of increasing in number, size, quantity, or extent.
2. Something added or gained: a force swelled by increments from allied armies.
3. A slight, often barely perceptible augmentation.
4. One of a series of regular additions or contributions: accumulating a fund by increments.
5. Mathematics A small positive or negative change in the value of a variable.

[Middle English, from Latin incrēmentum, from incrēscere, to increase; see increase.]

in′cre·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
in′cre·men·tal′i·ty (-mĕn-tăl′ĭ-tē) n.
in′cre·men′tal·ly adv.

incremental

(ˌɪnkrɪˈmɛntəl)
adj
of, relating to, using, or rising by increments
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incremental - increasing gradually by regular degrees or additions; "lecturers enjoy...steady incremental growth in salary"
additive - characterized or produced by addition; "an additive process"
Translations
inkrementalinkrementell

incremental

[ɪnkrɪˈmentəl]
A. ADJ [change, process] → gradual; [costs] → incremental
B. CPD incremental compiler Ncompilador m incremental

incremental

[ˌɪnkrɪˈmɛntəl] adj [rise, increase] → progressif/ive; [cost] → marginal

incremental

[ˌɪnkrɪˈmɛntl] adj (increase) → progressivo/a
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