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# Increment

In´cre`ment
n.1.
1.The act or process of increasing; growth in bulk, guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation; enlargement.
2.Matter added; increase; produce; production; - opposed to decrement.
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:
 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.
 Noun 1 increment - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"Synonyms: growth, increaseAntonyms: decrease, decrement - a process of becoming smaller or shorter 2 increment - the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"Synonyms: increase