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increment

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noun in·cre·ment \ˈiŋ-krə-mənt, ˈin-\

Simple Definition of increment

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

Full Definition of increment

  1. 1 :  the action or process of increasing especially in quantity or value :  enlargement

  2. 2 a :  something gained or added b :  one of a series of regular consecutive additions c :  a minute increase in quantity

  3. 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

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

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Medical Dictionary

increment

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noun in·cre·ment \ˈiŋ-krə-mənt, ˈin-\

Medical Definition of increment

  1. 1a:  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. 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

  3. in·cre·men·tal \ˌiŋ-krə-ˈment-əl, ˌin-\play adjective
    in·cre·men·tal·ly \-əl-ē\play adverb






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