increasing increasing adj. 1. becoming greater or larger; as, increasing prices. [Narrower terms: {accretionary ; {augmenting, augmentative, building ; {expanding ; {flared, flaring ; {growing ; {incorporative ; {lengthening ; {maximizing ; {multiplicative ; {profit-maximizing ; {raising ; {accretive ; {rising ] {decreasing} [WordNet 1.5]

2. same as {growing}, 1. [prenominal]

Syn: growing(prenominal), incremental. [WordNet 1.5]

3. (Music) increasing in some musical quality. Opposite of {decreasing}. [Narrower terms: {accelerando ; {crescendo ] [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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