What does increment mean?

Definitions for increment
ˈɪn krə mənt, ˈɪŋ-in·cre·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word increment.

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.]

How to pronounce increment?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say increment in sign language?

  1. increment


  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

Examples of increment in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The problem in telling factually about the problem plaguing the growth of the private organization is that a person pointing it out first is often asked to fix the situation, but no surprise that at the time of performance evaluation somebody else usually gets the salary increment & promotion for the solution.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The sycophants get regularly the increment and promotion whereas the talent gets usually the penalty and punishment in the private organization especially in Large or Medium Corporation.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    In the private sector company, 5% of workforce actually work but they have to keep changing workplace to get some salary raise. 90% of employees basically shirk their responsibility with many even snatch the credit of other's duty and they regularly get increment & occasionally promotion. Balance 5% are mentally jerk whose job is only to play office politics & promote sycophancy to make sincere workers’ life miserable and they get big fat remuneration, timely promotion, high perks and can be spotted often enjoying, gossiping, travelling, going places for sight-seeing, fine-dining, wining and partying.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    An employee who thinks that by doing more hard work will get more increment or promotion in a private organization is in fool’s paradise; this is saying it confidently because of own personal experience as still living it there in that stupid belief.

Images & Illustrations of increment

  1. incrementincrementincrementincrementincrement

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for increment

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for increment »


Find a translation for the increment definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these increment definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"increment." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 3 Apr. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/increment>.

Are we missing a good definition for increment? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for increment:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.