- 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
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
British Dictionary definitions for increment
Word Origin for increment
Word Origin and History for increment
mid-15c., "act or process of increasing," from Latin incrementum "growth, increase; an addition," from stem of increscere "to grow in or upon" (see increase). Meaning "amount of increase" first attested 1630s.