1 a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population" [syn: increase, growth] [ant: decrease, decrease]
2 the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare" [syn: increase] [ant: decrease]
EtymologyFrom Latin incrementum
- The action of increasing or becoming greater.
- The waxing of the moon.
- The amount of increase.
The action of increasing or becoming greater
- Finnish: kasvu
The waxing of the moon
The amount of increase
- Finnish: kasvu
An increment is an increase, either of some fixed amount, for example added regularly, or of a variable amount. For example, a salary may receive an annual increment. A decrease would rather be called a decrement.
Incremental may also refer to gradual change as opposed to massive, instant change.
Use in science and technology
Use in programming languagesIncrementing is of constant use in computer programming, such as in loops that iterate through a set of items one at a time.
increment in Danish: Inkrementel
increment in German: Inkrement und Dekrement
increment in French: Incrémentation
increment in Japanese: インクリメント
increment in Polish: Inkrementacja
increment in Russian: Инкремент
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