Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

incremental

[in-kruh-men-tl, ing-] /ˌɪn krəˈmɛn tl, ˌɪŋ-/
adjective
1.
increasing or adding on, especially in a regular series:
small, incremental tax hikes.
Origin of incremental
Related forms
incrementally, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for incremental
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for incremental

incremental

/ˌɪnkrɪˈmɛntəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, using, or rising by increments
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for incremental
adj.

1715, from increment + -al (1). Related: Incrementally.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for incremental

15
20
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for incremental