increment
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɪŋkɹɪmn̩t/

Noun

increment (plural increments)

  1. The action of increasing or becoming greater.
    • the seminary that furnisheth matter for the formation and increment of animal and vegetable bodies
    • A nation, to be great, ought to be compressed in its increment by nations more civilized than itself.
  2. (heraldry) The waxing of the moon.
  3. The amount of increase.
  4. (rhetoric) An amplification without strict climax, as in the following passage: "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, […] think on these things."
  5. (chess) The amount of time added to a player's clock after each move.
  6. (grammar) A syllable in excess of the number of the nominative singular or the second-person singular present indicative.
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Verb

increment (increments, present participle incrementing; past and past participle incremented)

  1. (intransitive, transitive) To increase by steps or by a step, especially by one.
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