OTHER WORDS FROM increasingin·creas·ing·ly, adverbun·in·creas·ing, adjective
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What does increasing mean?
Increasing is an adjective that means growing or rising—becoming greater or more in number, amount, size, or in some other way.
It comes from the continuous tense (-ing form) of the verb increase, which means to become greater or more in number, amount, size, or in some other way, as in Our profits will increase as demand increases.
The word increased can also be used as an adjective to describe things that have risen or grown, as in an increased appetite.
Example: The increasing value of the dollar.
Where does increasing come from?
The first records of the word increasing as an adjective come from the late 1500s. Increase comes from the Latin verb incrēscere, from in-, which can indicate causation, and the Latin verb crēscere, meaning “to grow.”
Something that’s described as increasing is growing—it’s becoming bigger in size, quantity, extent, or in some other way. The opposite of increasing is decreasing.
The adverb increasingly is often used in situations in which a gradual increase is happening, as in I have become increasingly aware of my privilege and how it shields me from certain inequalities.
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- increasingly (adverb)
- increase (verb, noun)
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How is increasing used in real life?
Increasing is a common word that can be used in all kinds of contexts.
One of the most interesting papers I've read this year, on the difference between decreasing returns and increasing returns in business.
It was written in 1996 and heavily edited by Cormac McCarthy. https://t.co/nJeWGGGdyl
— Patrick OShaughnessy (@patrick_oshag) June 17, 2019
Major progress is expected of the cannabis industry in North America in 2021 as high levels of investment, increasing sales of cannabis-based products & legislative changes are set to define a new wave of development across the sector.
— Prohibition Partners (@prohibition_p) February 10, 2021
Sleep has an ever increasing value as a parent lol
— Matt Maher (@mattmahermusic) February 12, 2021
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How to use increasing in a sentence
And yet we keep devouring the ever-increasing array of Jewish dating apps and sites and Facebook groups--why?
The economy has begun to add jobs, but the quality of those jobs is an increasing concern.
When it comes to the increasing number of rape allegations leveled at Bill Cosby, the smoke is becoming impenetrable.Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014 |Kevin Fallon|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vlad Burlutskiy is a civic and political activist from Russia who fled the country last year due to increasing threats.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not surprisingly, many middle and working class voters, particularly whites, have deserted the Democrats in increasing numbers.
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.
There undoubtedly lies a great future before this plan for increasing the variety of orchestral tone colors.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
Properties of four and five acres were in increasing demand in this fertile county, and equally difficult to obtain.
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.Birds of Guernsey (1879)|Cecil Smith