Definition of Increment

1. Noun. A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important. "The growth of population"

2. Noun. The amount by which something increases. "They proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

Definition of Increment

1. n. The act or process of increasing; growth in bulk, guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation; enlargement.

Definition of Increment

1. Noun. The action of increasing or becoming greater. ¹

2. Noun. (heraldry) The waxing of the moon. ¹

3. Noun. The amount of increase. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive transitive) To increase by steps or by a step, especially by one. ¹

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Definition of Increment

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Medical Definition of Increment

1. 1. The act or process of increasing; growth in bulk, guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation; enlargement. "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." (Coleridge) 2. Matter added; increase; produce; production; opposed to decrement. "Large increment." 3. 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. 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, 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. Origin: L. Incrementum: cf. F. Increment. See Increase. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Increment

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Literary usage of Increment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... but no longer, like Ricardo, appealed to the rights of property in defence of it, but emphasized it by giving it the name of "unearned increment"; ..."

2. The Practice of Silviculture: With Particular Reference to Its Application by Ralph Chipman Hawley (1921)
"Quality increment is the increase in value per unit of volume due to its augmented ... Price increment is the increment in the sale value of forest products ..."

3. Algebra: An Elementary Text-book, for the Higher Classes of Secondary by George Chrystal (1904)
"By the increment of a function f(x) corresponding to an increment h of the ... The increment of the independent variable x is of course entirely at our ..."

4. Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1905)
"By volume increment is understood the increase in the volume caused by the ... The different kinds of volume increment and the modes of measuring them, ..."

5. The Theory and Practice of Working Plans (forest Organization) by Arthur Bernhard Recknagel (1917)
"Three principal kinds of increment are distinguished: Volume increment is the ... Quality increment is the increase in value per unit of volume due to its ..."

6. The Works of George Berkeley ...: Including His Posthumous Works; with by George Berkeley (1901)
"If you assume at first a quantity increased by nothing, and in the expression x+o, o stands for nothing, upon this supposition, as there is no increment of ..."

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