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See synonyms for: increasingincreasingly on

  1. growing larger or greater; enlarging; augmenting.

  2. Mathematics. (of a function) having the property that for any two points in the domain such that one is larger than the other, the image of the larger point is greater than or equal to the image of the smaller point; nondecreasing. : Compare decreasing (def. 2).

Origin of increasing

First recorded in 1590–1600; see origin at increase, -ing2

Other words from increasing

  • in·creas·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·in·creas·ing, adjective

Words Nearby increasing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use increasing in a sentence

  • A long stretch of smooth ice followed, over which he glided with ever-increasing speed.

    The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
  • They rode on in silence, for the heat was increasing and the dust lay thick on the road and swirled about their heads.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • There undoubtedly lies a great future before this plan for increasing the variety of orchestral tone colors.

  • Properties of four and five acres were in increasing demand in this fertile county, and equally difficult to obtain.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • It is now, however, again increasing its numbers, as I saw many more this year than I had seen before at any time of year.