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increment

noun in·cre·ment \ˈiŋ-krə-mənt, ˈin-\

: a usually small amount or degree by which something is made larger or greater

Full Definition of INCREMENT

1
:  the action or process of increasing especially in quantity or value :  enlargement
2
a :  something gained or added
b :  one of a series of regular consecutive additions
c :  a minute increase in quantity
3
:  the amount or degree by which something changes; especially :  the amount of positive or negative change in the value of one or more of a set of variables
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Examples of INCREMENT

  1. They increased the dosage of the drug in small increments over a period of several weeks.
  2. Fines increase in increments of $10.
  3. The volume is adjustable in 10 equal increments.

Origin of INCREMENT

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin incrementum, from increscere to increase
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb
Medical Dictionary

increment

noun in·cre·ment \ˈiŋ-krə-mənt, ˈin-\

Medical Definition of INCREMENT

1
a :  something gained or added <the most common form of leukocytosis is that in which the increment is in the neutrophilic leukocytes—W. A. D. Anderson> b :  one of a series of regular consecutive additions (as of growth or spread of disease)
2
:  the amount or degree by which something changes; especially :  the amount of positive or negative change in the value of one or more of a set of variables
in·cre·men·tal \ˌiŋ-krə-ˈment-əl, ˌin-\ adjective
in·cre·men·tal·ly \-əl-ē\ adverb

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