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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.

increment

(ˈɪnkrɪmənt)
n
1. an increase or addition, esp one of a series
2. the act of increasing; augmentation
3. (Mathematics) maths a small positive or negative change in a variable or function. Symbol: Δ, as in Δx or Δf
[C15: from Latin incrēmentum growth, increase]

in•cre•ment

(ˈɪn krə mənt, ˈɪŋ-)

n.
1. something added or gained; addition; increase.
2. the act or process of increasing.
3. an amount by which something increases.
4. one of a series of regular additions: deposits in increments of $500.
5.
a. the difference between two values of a variable; a change, positive, negative, or zero, in an independent variable.
b. the increase of a function due to an increase in the independent variable.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin incrēmentum an increase]
in`cre•men′tal (-ˈmɛn tl) adj.
in`cre•men′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.increment - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
accession - a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group); "the art collection grew through accession"
accretion, accumulation - an increase by natural growth or addition
accretion - (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
accretion - (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
accretion - (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
multiplication - a multiplicative increase; "repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors"; "this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth"
population growth - increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state
proliferation - a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons); "the proliferation of nuclear weapons"
pullulation - a rapid and abundant increase
relaxation - (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
widening, broadening - an increase in width
decrease, decrement - a process of becoming smaller or shorter
2.increment - the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
amount - the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people"
amplification, gain - the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
fare increase - increase in the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
price increase - increase in price
raise, salary increase, wage hike, wage increase, hike, rise - the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
cost increase, hike, boost, rise - an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
supplementation, supplement - a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
tax boost, tax hike, tax-increase - the amount by which taxes are increased; "a tax increase of 15 percent"
up-tick - a small increase; "the up-tick in terrorist activity"

increment

noun increase, gain, addition, supplement, step up, advancement, enlargement, accretion, accrual, augmentation, accruement Many teachers qualify for an annual increment.

increment

noun
The amount by which something is increased:
Translations
عِلاوَه، زيادَه في الرّاتِب
zvýšení
stigning
hækkun
pieaugums
artışartma

increment

[ˈɪnkrɪmənt] Naumento m, incremento m (in de)

increment

[ˈɪnkrɪmənt] naugmentation f

increment

nZuwachs m, → Steigerung f; (in salary) → Gehaltserhöhung for -zulage f; (on scale) → Stufe f

increment

[ˈɪnkrɪmənt] n (in salary) → aumento (Math) → incremento

increment

(ˈiŋkrəmənt) noun
an increase especially in salary.

in·cre·ment

n. incremento, aumento, adición.
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Now, after making the usual unjust allowance for interest on thirty pounds for twelve years or so that had elapsed, the sale of the picture would have brought me in a profit of over seven hundred and fifty pounds, an unearned increment to which I had no righteous claim.
And every year, every month, came some new increment to human achievement, a new country opened up, new mines, new scientific discoveries, a new machine!
Their increment became yearly more and more unearned.
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The directions were sampled uniformly in increments of 3.
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For the next five years until (or if) the act sunsets, the contribution ceiling will be indexed for inflation in $500 increments.
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