- something added or gained; addition; increase.
- profit; gain.
- the act or process of increasing; growth.
- an amount by which something increases or grows: a weekly increment of $25 in salary.
- one of a series of regular additions: You may make deposits in increments of $500.
- 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.Stephen King, “Falling,” and My Father’s Poetry
September 14, 2014
And here I found the last piece of my narrative, in the British special-forces capability known as “The Increment.”Another Rush to War
May 29, 2009
An increment of growth so minute as a millionth part of a mm.Life Movements in Plants
Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
It is a vicious circle, yet, somehow or other, there is an increment.The Note-Books of Samuel Butler
All the increment of human achievement goes to themthey own it a priori.New Worlds For Old
Herbert George Wells
This extra product can be attributed entirely to the increment of labor.Essentials of Economic Theory
John Bates Clark
All this increment should come to our nation and not go to any other.The Inhabitants of the Philippines
Frederic H. Sawyer
- an increase or addition, esp one of a series
- the act of increasing; augmentation
- maths a small positive or negative change in a variable or function. Symbol: Δ, as in Δ x or Δ f
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.
- The process of increasing in number, size, quantity, or extent.
- Something added or gained.
- A small positive or negative change in the value of a variable.