- the difference between two values of a variable; a change, positive, negative, or zero, in an independent variable.
- the increase of a function due to an increase in the independent variable.
Origin of increment
Related formsin·cre·men·tal [in-kruh-men-tl, ing-] /ˌɪn krəˈmɛn tl, ˌɪŋ-/, adjective
Examples from the Web for increment
There is some increment there that we make possible that would not otherwise be there.
And here I found the last piece of my narrative, in the British special-forces capability known as “The Increment.”
This vessel is weighed with a counterpoise and hence only the increment in weight is recorded.
Only France had made great conquests; and only she retained no increment of territory.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
In retiring from the world he followed the instinct of his time, yet temperately and with an increment of wisdom.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
The act passes away; but its significance abides in the increment of meaning given to further growth.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
This book is not published with the sole idea of increment to its builder; it presumes to venture beyond.British Secret Service During the Great War|Nicholas Everitt