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[in-kruh-muh nt, ing-] /ˈɪn krə mənt, ˈɪŋ-/

something added or gained; addition; increase.
profit; gain.
the act or process of increasing; growth.
an amount by which something increases or grows:
a weekly increment of $25 in salary.
one of a series of regular additions:
You may make deposits in increments of $500.

an increase or addition, esp one of a series
the act of increasing; augmentation
(maths) a small positive or negative change in a variable or function. Symbol: Δ, as in Δx or Δf

mid-15c., “act or process of increasing,” from Latin incrementum “growth, increase; an addition,” from stem of increscere “to grow in or upon” (see increase). Meaning “amount of increase” first attested 1630s.

increment in·cre·ment (ĭn’krə-mənt, ĭng’-)

in’cre·men’tal (-měn’tl) adj.


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