What does Increment mean?

Definitions for Incrementˈɪn krə mənt, ˈɪŋ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. increase, increment, growth(noun)

    a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

    "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

  2. increase, increment(noun)

    the amount by which something increases

    "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"


  1. increment(Noun)

    The action of increasing or becoming greater.

  2. increment(Noun)

    The waxing of the moon.

  3. increment(Noun)

    The amount of increase.

  4. increment(Verb)

    To increase by steps or by a step, especially by one.

  5. Origin: From incrementum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Increment(noun)

    the act or process of increasing; growth in bulk, guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation; enlargement

  2. Increment(noun)

    matter added; increase; produce; production; -- opposed to decrement

  3. Increment(noun)

    the increase of a variable quantity or fraction from its present value to its next ascending value; the finite quantity, generally variable, by which a variable quantity is increased

  4. Increment(noun)

    an amplification without strict climax,

  5. Origin: [L. incrementum: cf. F. incrment. See Increase.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Increment

    in′kre-ment, n. act of increasing or becoming greater: growth: that by which anything is increased: (math.) the finite increase of a variable quantity: (rhet.) an adding of particulars without climax (see 2 Peter, i. 5-7): (gram.) a syllable in excess of the number of the nominative singular or the second pers. sing. present indicative.—adj. Increment′al.Unearned increment, any exceptional increase in the value of land, houses, &c., not due to the owner's labour or outlay. [L. incrementumincrescĕre, to increase.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Increment in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Increment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Surprise do not even a bit by seeing the employees who snatch away sincere, hard workers’ efforts credit often only get high salary increment and job promotion every year in a private organisation.

  2. Marc Waha:

    Given Didi's reported high market share, any increment would attract MOFCOM's attention. But for the parties to seek pre-closing approval, each has to meet the minimum sales threshold. That's where it's unclear whether an anti-trust filing would be required.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    It may look weird to a few , but often appeared true that sycophant gets the increment & promotion without any tension; only the sincere & diligent employee has to persistently beg before the management to bag the salary hike & higher position in a private organisation.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Increment in remuneration every year is just an illusion for it can't even counter the effect of inflation & price rise and thereby leading to accumulation of financial burden on the shoulder of the common men especially salaried class people and so we have economic recession.

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