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Increment

Increment

WordNet



noun


(1)   The amount by which something increases
"They proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
(2)   A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
"The increase in unemployment"
"The growth of population"
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. The action of increasing or becoming greater.
  2. The waxing of the moon.
  3. The amount of increase.

Verb



  1. To increase by steps or by a step, especially by one.

Usage notes

  • Used in many technical fields, especially in mathematics and computing.
  • Not included in general dictionaries (as of 2009).