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See also: incrément
increment (plural increments)
- The action of increasing or becoming greater.
- 1695, John Woodward, An Essay toward a Natural History of the Earth and Terrestrial Bodies, especially Minerals, &c:
- the seminary that furnisheth matter for the formation and increment of animal and vegetable bodies
- June 9, 1832 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Table Talk
- A nation, to be great, ought to be compressed in its increment by nations more civilized than itself.
- (heraldry) The waxing of the moon.
- The amount of increase.
- 1941 June, Cecil J. Allen, “British Locomotive Practice and Performance”, in Railway Maagazine, page 263:
- In the third place, the superelevation and alignment of the track, theoretically calculated for speeds of 70 to 75 m.p.h., was adequate for the 80 to 85 m.p.h. or so normally attained as maxima over the G.N. main line; but nothing whatever had been done to prepare it for the enormous increment over these figures that this run was to produce.
- (rhetoric) 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."
- (chess) The amount of time added to a player's clock after each move.
- (grammar) A syllable in excess of the number of the nominative singular or the second-person singular present indicative.
- (action of increasing or becoming greater): enlargement, expansion; See also Thesaurus:augmentation
- (amount of increase): addition, supplement; See also Thesaurus:adjunct
The action of increasing or becoming greater
The amount of increase
- (intransitive, transitive) To increase by steps or by a step, especially by one.
- 1890, H. E. J. G. Du Bois, “On Magnetic Circuits”, in Philosophical magazine, page 346:
- ... any given value just before observing, the actual pressures must as frequently be incremented as decremented, both in the "on" and the "off" series.
- 2007 January 23, “Busiest two weeks for recruiters”, in Recruiter Magazine:
- public sector professional services recruitment, has seen a strong seasonal upturn which has incremented year on year since 2002 by an average of 12%.
- 1984, Brian W. Kernighan; Rob Pike, The UNIX programming environment, page 124:
- The first for loop looks at each word in the input line, incrementing the element of array num subscripted by the word.
- Used in many technical fields, especially in mathematics and computing.
To increase in steps
increment m (plural increments)
- “increment” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “increment” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
- “increment” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “increment” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
increment n (plural incrementuri)
Declension of increment
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