Definition of "increment" []

  • The process of increasing in number, size, quantity, or extent. (noun)
  • Something added or gained: a force swelled by increments from allied armies. (noun)
  • A slight, often barely perceptible augmentation. (noun)
  • One of a series of regular additions or contributions: accumulating a fund by increments. (noun)
  • Mathematics A small positive or negative change in the value of a variable. (noun)
  • An increase or addition, esp one of a series (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The act of increasing; augmentation (noun)
  • A small positive or negative change in a variable or function. Symbol: Δ, as in Δx or Δf (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "increment" in a sentence
  • "However, if we look at a person's lifestyle choices in increment values, increased precaution that may delay or prevent doctor visits (doctor visits that are mainly picked up by a third party), rather than premature death or a delibetating illness, the incentive to take care of oneself will be less if the true cost of health care is not completely realized by the patient."
  • "Breaking down costs to the smallest possible time increment is a financial trick used by not only government, but corporations."
  • "(The increment is to ensure the price moves up in quanta larger than a penny.)"