an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy
"higher wages caused an escalation of prices"; "there was a gradual escalation of hostilities"
an increase or rise, especially one to counteract a perceived discrepancy
a deliberate or premeditated increase in the violence or geographic scope of a conflict
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A deliberate or unpremeditated increase in scope or violence of a conflict.
The numerical value of escalation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of escalation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
New Year's Eve needs to usher in an escalation of resistance to the police murder of black and brown people.
There has been a sharp escalation in the number of reported casualties, we do believe the election is a factor.
Beginning a political process of de-escalation and regulation remains our priority. We don't see an alternative to the Minsk agreement.
Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation.
We now need to prevent military confrontations from intensifying any more and avoid further political escalation between Kiev and Moscow. That's worth every effort.
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