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### Meaning of INCREMENT

 Pronunciation: 'inkrumunt WordNet Dictionary Definition: [n]  the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare" [n]  a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population" INCREMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with I. Synonyms: Antonyms: See Also: Webster's 1913 Dictionary Definition: ```\In"cre*ment\, n. [L. incrementum: cf. F. incr['e]ment. See {Increase}.] 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.'' --J. Philips. 3. (Math.) 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. (Rhet.) 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} (Math.), an infinitesimally small variation considered in Differential Calculus. See {Calculus}. {Method of increments} (Math.), 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. ``` Thesaurus Terms Related Terms: access, accession, accessory, accompaniment, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, addenda, addendum, additament, addition, additive, additory, additum, adjunct, adjuvant, advance, aggrandizement, amplification, annex, annexation, appanage, appendage, appendant, appreciation, appurtenance, appurtenant, ascent, attachment, augment, augmentation, ballooning, bloating, boom, boost, broadening, buildup, coda, complement, concomitant, continuation, corollary, crescendo, development, edema, elevation, enlargement, expansion, extension, extrapolation, fixture, flood, gain, greatening, growth, gush, hike, increase, inflation, jump, leap, mounting, multiplication, offshoot, pendant, productiveness, proliferation, raise, reinforcement, rise, side effect, side issue, snowballing, spread, supplement, surge, swelling, tailpiece, tumescence, undergirding, up, upping, upsurge, upswing, uptrend, upturn, waxing, widening