Increment meaning

ĭnkrə-mənt, ĭng-
The definition of increment is the process of increasing by a specific amount, or the amount by which something increases.

An example of an increment is an annual salary increase of 5%.

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One of a series of regular additions or contributions.

Accumulating a fund by increments.

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The process of increasing in number, size, quantity, or extent.
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A slight, often barely perceptible augmentation.
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The fact of becoming greater or larger; increase; gain; growth.
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(rhetoric) 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."
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(intransitive) To increase by steps or by a step, especially by one.
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Something added or gained.

A force swelled by increments from allied armies.

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(mathematics) A small positive or negative change in the value of a variable.
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(math.) The quantity, usually small, by which a variable increases or is increased: a negative increment results in a decrease.
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To add a number to another number. Incrementing a counter means adding 1 to its current value.
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A measurable or metaphorical increase in quantity or quality.
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The action of increasing or becoming greater.
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(heraldry) The waxing of the moon.
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Origin of increment

  • Middle English from Latin incrēmentum from incrēscere to increase increase

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin incrementum.

    From Wiktionary