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Meaning of INCREMENT

Pronunciation:  'inkrumunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
  2. [n]  a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

INCREMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: growth, increase, increase
 Antonyms: decrease, decrease, decrement, decrement
 See Also: accretion, accumulation, amount, amplification, boost, broadening, complement, cost increase, fare increase, gain, hike, multiplication, population growth, price increase, process, proliferation, pullulation, raise, relaxation, rise, salary increase, supplement, supplementation, tax boost, tax hike, tax-increase, wage hike, wage increase, widening



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In"cre*ment\, n. [L. incrementum: cf. F.
incr['e]ment. See {Increase}.]
1. The act or process of increasing; growth in bulk,
   guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation;

         The seminary that furnisheth matter for the
         formation and increment of animal and vegetable
         bodies.                               --Woodward.

         A nation, to be great, ought to be compressed in its
         increment by nations more civilized than itself.

2. Matter added; increase; produce; production; -- opposed to
   {decrement}. ``Large increment.'' --J. Philips.

3. (Math.) The increase of a variable quantity or fraction
   from its present value to its next ascending value; the
   finite quantity, generally variable, by which a variable
   quantity is increased.

4. (Rhet.) An amplification without strict climax, as in the
   following passage:

         Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
         whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are
         just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things
         are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, .
         . . think on these things.            --Phil. iv. 8.

{Infinitesimal increment} (Math.), an infinitesimally small
   variation considered in Differential Calculus. See

{Method of increments} (Math.), a calculus founded on the
   properties of the successive values of variable quantities
   and their differences or increments. It differs from the
   method of fluxions in treating these differences as
   finite, instead of infinitely small, and is equivalent to
   the calculus of finite differences.

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