- 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 Words for incrementsupplement, raise, profit, rise, accrual, accession, advancement, increase, enlargement, accretion, augmentation, addition
Examples from the Web for increment
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of increment
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
Word Origin 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.