in·​cre·​men·​tal | \ ˌiŋ-krə-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce incremental (audio) , ˌin- \

Definition of incremental

: of, relating to, being, or occurring in especially small increments incremental additions incremental change

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incrementally \ ˌiŋ-​krə-​ˈmen-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce incremental (audio) , ˌin-​ \ adverb

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Examples of incremental in a Sentence

the incremental evolution of the collection from a specialized gallery into a comprehensive art museum the incremental total for my collection of baseball cards
Recent Examples on the Web These use cases targeted incremental revenue generated as the impact metric when leadership prioritized operating margin as their North Star KPI. Swapnil Srivastava, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 Two years later, Amy’s mother’s recovery has been incremental. Kells Mcphillips, Fortune, 19 July 2022 For elite vaulters, improvement can be agonizingly incremental. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 13 July 2022 There is a tendency to think that new technology requires entirely new etiquette, when the truth is more incremental. Washington Post, 4 May 2022 The Wall Street analysts think that the incremental revenue from the fees would be less than 4%. Chris Smith, BGR, 25 Mar. 2022 Chicken Soup said the acquisition would bring in $10 million in incremental revenue and $3 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization over the next 12 months. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 2 Mar. 2022 There has been incremental, but steady, progress in the development of self-driving cars. CBS News, 19 Feb. 2022 The gains so far for student-athletes are incremental and, to many like Mr. Colvin, incomplete. Xander Peters, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of incremental

1696, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of incremental was in 1696

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7 Aug 2022

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“Incremental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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