Consider expanding your vocabulary by a small increment, or increase, each day. Increasing your vocabulary by an increment of just two words a day means you’ll learn more than 700 new words a year!

Increment is often used in the context of a series of regular increases, so this word comes in handy whenever you’re expanding or improving something over time. Maybe you contribute to your bank account in modest increments each week. Or, when working out at the gym, perhaps you increase the number of sit-ups you do by a small increment each day.

Definitions of increment
  1. noun
    the amount by which something increases
    synonyms: increase
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    decrease, decrement
    the amount by which something decreases
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    amplification, gain
    the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
    fare increase
    increase in the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
    price increase
    increase in price
    hike, raise, rise, salary increase, wage hike, wage increase
    the amount a salary is increased
    boost, cost increase, hike, rise
    an increase in cost
    supplement, supplementation
    a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
    tax boost, tax hike, tax-increase
    the amount by which taxes are increased
    a small increase
    loop gain
    (telecommunication) the gain of a feedback amplifier or system as a function of how much output is fed back to the input
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    the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
  2. noun
    a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
    synonyms: growth, increase
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    decrease, decrement
    a process of becoming smaller or shorter
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    a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
    accretion, accumulation
    an increase by natural growth or addition
    (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
    (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
    (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
    a multiplicative increase
    population growth
    increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state
    a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)
    a rapid and abundant increase
    (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
    broadening, widening
    an increase in width
    an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
    the result of the process of accumulation
    deposit, deposition
    the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
    increase by a factor of two
    a sudden sharp increase in the relative numbers of a population
    increase by a factor of four
    increasing by a factor of five
    increase by a factor of three
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    physical process, process
    a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
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