- 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.
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Origin of increment
OTHER WORDS FROM incrementin·cre·men·tal [in-kruh-men-tl, ing-], /ˌɪn krəˈmɛn tl, ˌɪŋ-/, adjective
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How to use increment in a sentence
Most blankets come in increments of five pounds, with the most popular weights being 15, 20, and 25 pounds.Best weighted blanket: Sleep like a baby with our comfy bedding picks|PopSci Commerce Team|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
Brooks hoped inserting him into the starting lineup was one solution to get Bertans more minutes — and opportunities — but in shorter increments.Alex Len helps the Wizards fight off the Bulls with a late defensive stand|Ava Wallace|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
What these spiders have evolved isn’t a loading-dock pulley with a wheel, but attaching a sequence of silk strands gives the tiny animals their own way of lifting heavy burdens in little increments.How a tiny spider uses silk to lift prey 50 times its own weight|Susan Milius|February 3, 2021|Science News
The reason so much of South Carolina’s allocation has gone unused, she said, is that the state had set aside the entire amount needed for long-term-care facilities rather than parceling that out in increments, as other states have done.‘Pixie dust’: Why some vaccine sits on shelves while shortages intensify nationwide|Isaac Stanley-Becker, Lena H. Sun|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
Whenever he signs anything — even a monthly check to a utility company — he holds it up and pivots in 45-degree increments in front of photographers.Gene Weingarten: It ain’t over until the fat man sings|Gene Weingarten|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
In other words, we may never know the exact increment of increased risk for pregnant women who contract the infection.The Only Thing More Terrifying Than Ebola Is Being Pregnant With Ebola|Kent Sepkowitz, Abby Haglage|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is some increment there that we make possible that would not otherwise be there.
Not enough to retire instantly to somewhere warm and beachy, but a pleasant increment to my nest egg.
And here I found the last piece of my narrative, in the British special-forces capability known as “The Increment.”
This increment is larger on the flooring girders than on the main ones, and on short main girders than on long ones.
Alexander afterward declared that Napoleon gave a verbal promise that Russia should have a substantial increment on the Danube.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
No attempt is made to segregate the entries by year, since we are interested in the total, not the annual increment.
Almost two-thirds of the increment of revenue still remains as profit.
The effect is that any increment in the paying load very materially decreases the cost of operation per ton.