increment

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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
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n the amount by which something increases

Synonyms:
increase
Antonyms:
decrease, decrement
the amount by which something decreases
Types:
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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
up-tick
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
Type of:
amount
the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

n a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

Synonyms:
growth, increase
Antonyms:
decrease, decrement
a process of becoming smaller or shorter
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accession
a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
accretion, accumulation
an increase by natural growth or addition
accretion
(geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
accretion
(biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
accretion
(astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
multiplication
a multiplicative increase
population growth
increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state
proliferation
a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)
pullulation
a rapid and abundant increase
relaxation
(physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
broadening, widening
an increase in width
backup
an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
buildup
the result of the process of accumulation
deposit, deposition
the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
doubling
increase by a factor of two
irruption
a sudden sharp increase in the relative numbers of a population
quadrupling
increase by a factor of four
quintupling
increasing by a factor of five
tripling
increase by a factor of three
Type of:
physical process, process
a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

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