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increasing

[ in-kree-sing ]
/ ɪnˈkri sɪŋ /
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adjective

growing larger or greater; enlarging; augmenting.
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).

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Origin of increasing

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

OTHER WORDS FROM increasing

in·creas·ing·ly, adverbun·in·creas·ing, adjective
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