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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)

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.

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.)"