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 incrementally (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 All the better that these tracks spit out incremental rewards faster than any free-to-play app. Dan Thurot, Ars Technica, "Tapestry: Has the mythical “2-hour civ-building board game” arrived?," 16 Nov. 2019 For the first four years of her Senate career, Warren’s health care work was largely incremental and bipartisan., "Warren’s wider lens on health care has helped her win left-wing support from coast to coast, but it has left industry figures in Massachusetts, who previously found her approachable, resentful of the senator’s national political ambitions.," 19 Nov. 2019 During the campaign, Brown was also criticized for being too incremental in her approach, and some of her opponents argued that Preston would be a much more aggressive legislator. Trisha Thadani,, "In flip, Supervisor Vallie Brown takes sliver of a lead in District Five race," 6 Nov. 2019 Some have embraced more incremental plans that would offer voters the option of buying into a Medicare-like program, while keeping the private insurance industry intact. Abigail Abrams, Time, "Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Pay for Health Care Shows How She's Different Than Bernie Sanders," 1 Nov. 2019 Very often, the owners of a stale property that was overpriced from the beginning will ratchet down the price in incremental drops. Ellen James Martin | Andrews Mcmeel Syndication,, "Smart Moves: Stale listings can produce fresh deals," 31 Oct. 2019 By forcing yourself to only share exaggerated ideas, fear leaves the room along with incremental thinking. Josh Linkner, Detroit Free Press, "These 12 techniques will change brainstorming forever," 26 Oct. 2019 The changes to the Plaza won’t likely start until 2021 and will take some time to complete; the tourist-tax money will arrive in incremental payments over several years. Matthew J. Palm,, "See the future of the Plaza Live, as Philharmonic sale goes through," 22 Oct. 2019 Of that, Hudson has said, over $544,273 annually in incremental tax revenue will go to the city of Mobile during a five-year period. al, "Mobile’s legal wrangling continues to cloud budget vote," 8 Oct. 2019

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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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25 Nov 2019

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“Incremental.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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