[in-kruh-men-tl-iz-uh m, ing-]


a policy of making changes, especially social changes, by degrees; gradualism.

Origin of incrementalism

First recorded in 1965–70; incremental + -ism
Related formsin·cre·men·tal·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for incrementalist

Contemporary Examples of incrementalist

  • She dismissed longtime ally Emanuel as an “incrementalist” and derided his scaled-back approach as “Kiddie Care.”

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