[in-kree-sing] /ɪnˈkri sɪŋ/
growing larger or greater; enlarging; augmenting.
Mathematics. (of a function) having the property that for any two points in the domain such that one is larger than the other, the image of the larger point is greater than or equal to the image of the smaller point; nondecreasing.
Compare (def 2).
[verb in-krees; noun in-krees] /verb ɪnˈkris; noun ˈɪn kris/
verb (used with object), increased, increasing.
to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to:
to increase taxes.
verb (used without object), increased, increasing.
to become greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality:
Sales of automobiles increased last year.
to multiply by propagation.
to wax, as the moon.
growth or augmentation in numbers, size, strength, quality, etc.:
the increase of crime.
the act or process of increasing.
that by which something is increased.
the result of increasing.
produce of the earth.
product; profit; interest.
to make or become greater in size, degree, frequency, etc; grow or expand
the act of increasing; augmentation
the amount by which something increases
on the increase, increasing, esp becoming more frequent
early 14c., “become greater in size or number; to cause to grow, enlarge,” from Anglo-French encress-, Old French encreiss-, present participle stem of encreistre, from Latin increscere “to increase, to grow upon, grow over, swell, grow into,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + crescere “to grow” (see crescent). Latin spelling restored 15c. Related: Increased; increasing.
late 14c., “action of increasing; results of an increasing,” from increase (v.).
[in-kree-sing] /ɪnˈkri sɪŋ/ adjective 1. growing larger or greater; enlarging; augmenting. 2. Mathematics. (of a function) having the property that for any two points in the domain such that one is larger than the other, the image of the larger point is greater than or equal to the image of the smaller point; nondecreasing. Compare […]
[in-kree-eyt, in-kree-it] /ˌɪn kriˈeɪt, ɪnˈkri ɪt/ adjective 1. not created; uncreated. 2. existing without having been created. /ˌɪnkrɪˈeɪt; ˈɪnkrɪˌeɪt/ adjective 1. (archaic, poetic) (esp of gods) never having been created
- In creation
see under on earth
[in-kred-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈkrɛd ə bəl/ adjective 1. so extraordinary as to seem impossible: incredible speed. 2. not credible; hard to believe; unbelievable: The plot of the book is incredible. /ɪnˈkrɛdəbəl/ adjective 1. beyond belief or understanding; unbelievable 2. (informal) marvellous; amazing adj. early 15c., “unbelievable,” from Latin incredibilis “not to be believed,” from in- “not” […]