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Princeton's WordNet

  1. increasingadjective

    becoming greater or larger

    "increasing prices"

  2. increasingadjective



  1. increasing

    In mathematics, a monotonic function (or monotone function) is a function between ordered sets that preserves or reverses the given order. This concept first arose in calculus, and was later generalized to the more abstract setting of order theory.


  1. increasing

    Increasing refers to the process or action of becoming larger, greater, higher or more in quantity, intensity, size, value or degree. This growth or rise can be applied to various contexts such as numbers, size, interests, activities, knowledge, etc. It indicates a progressive upward trend or movement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Increasing

    of Increase

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'increasing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1852

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'increasing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3311

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'increasing' in Adjectives Frequency: #247

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of increasing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of increasing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of increasing in a Sentence

  1. Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    When you're a leader you have to be willing to listen to everybody's ideas, but my ideas I've laid out very specifically yesterday how to fix these problems -- it doesn't include increasing taxes. That's not the way to fix this problem.

  2. Jesse Garcia:

    We're doing direct patrols, and we're increasing them in frequency, the [ Los Angeles ] Department of Engineering is looking at that area to see what more can be done.

  3. Tendayi Kapfidze:

    Lower rates make things more affordable today, but I think in the long run, their impact on increasing home prices ultimately pushes out some people from the market.

  4. Jason Goldberg:

    General headlines will be constructive with the vast majority of banks increasing their dividends and buying back more stock.

  5. Robert Redfield:

    CDC has begun to prepare for months ahead, when the next season's influenza illness will occur simultaneously, potentially, with Covid-19, increasing the challenges on hospitals, health care professionals and the public, this fall, before the seasonal circulation of influenza increase, I encourage the American people to be prepared and to embrace flu vaccination with confidence for yourself, your families in the communities.

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