- increasing or adding on, especially in a regular series: small, incremental tax hikes.
Origin of incremental
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Examples from the Web for incremental
Utilizing fear, or taking a reasoned approach to gradual, incremental change?Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre
November 9, 2014
We also need, in incremental and experimental ways, to keep building up a real politics of climate change.Climate Change Needs the Politics of the Impossible
April 6, 2014
Bower seems not to understand that all flight-testing is incremental.Branson’s Galactic Obstacles: Tom Bower Puts a Damper on Virgin’s Space Flight Dreams
January 30, 2014
But in an age of sluggish consumer demand, any incremental increase is welcome.Chinese Consumers Are Buying Cherries Directly From American Farmers
August 17, 2013
Never a renegade or table-pounder, he pushed for incremental change through quiet persuasion.How Eric Holder Got His Chance to Overhaul Broken Sentencing System
August 16, 2013
The growth of cities has, through real estate speculation and incremental income, made many of our millionaires.Distributive Justice
John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
In comparison to centuries of slow, incremental development, relatively abrupt change testifies to a new human condition.
A car was still, in some ways, the result of incremental progression from the horse-drawn carriage.
Allocation of resources within a system and strategies of co-evolution are seen as resources of incremental performance.
Cognition supported the incremental evolution of machines through a vast array of applications.
- of, relating to, using, or rising by increments
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Word Origin and History for incremental
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