Increment
Increment In"cre*ment, n. [L. incrementum: cf. F. incr['e]ment. See {Increase}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of increasing; growth in bulk, guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation; enlargement. [1913 Webster]

The seminary that furnisheth matter for the formation and increment of animal and vegetable bodies. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

A nation, to be great, ought to be compressed in its increment by nations more civilized than itself. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

2. Matter added; increase; produce; production; -- opposed to {decrement}. ``Large increment.'' --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

3. (Math.) The increase of a variable quantity or fraction from its present value to its next ascending value; the finite quantity, generally variable, by which a variable quantity is increased. [1913 Webster]

4. (Rhet.) An amplification without strict climax, as in the following passage: [1913 Webster]

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. --Phil. iv. 8. [1913 Webster]

{Infinitesimal increment} (Math.), an infinitesimally small variation considered in Differential Calculus. See {Calculus}.

{Method of increments} (Math.), a calculus founded on the properties of the successive values of variable quantities and their differences or increments. It differs from the method of fluxions in treating these differences as finite, instead of infinitely small, and is equivalent to the calculus of finite differences. [1913 Webster]


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  • incrément — [ ɛ̃kremɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1738 en math.; repris XXe; angl. increment, lat. incrementum ♦ Sc. Augmentation minimale d une variable prenant des valeurs discrètes. ⇒aussi 1. pas. Inform. Quantité dont on accroît une variable à chaque cycle d une boucle… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • increment — INCREMÉNT, incrementuri, s.n. (Rar) Creştere, adaos, spor. [pl. şi: incremente] – Din lat. incrementum. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  incremént s. n., pl. increménturi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic … …   Dicționar Român

  • increment — I noun accretion, addition, augmentation, boost, enlargement, expansion, extension, gain, growth, increase, incrementum, raise, rise, supplement, surge associated concepts: unearned increment II index accretion …   Law dictionary

  • increment — in‧cre‧ment [ˈɪŋkrmənt] noun [countable] 1. HUMAN RESOURCES an amount that is regularly added to someone s pay: • Automatic pay increments based on length of service will be abolished. 2. STATISTICS the amount by which a number, value etc… …   Financial and business terms

  • increment — [in′krə mənt, iŋ′krə mənt] n. [ME < L incrementum < base of increscere, to INCREASE] 1. the fact of becoming greater or larger; increase; gain; growth 2. a) amount of increase [an annual increment of $300 in salary] b) an increase, usually… …   English World dictionary

  • Increment — (v. lat.), 1) Zunahme; 2) Wachsthum; 3) die endliche Veränderung einer veränderlichen additiven od. subtractiven Größe, od. einer fallenden Reihe, s. Differenz 2) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Increment — Increment, lat. dtsch., Wachsthum; bei den engl. Mathematikern endliche Veränderung einer veränderl. Größe, was wir Differenz derselben nennen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • increment — (n.) mid 15c., act or process of increasing, from L. incrementum growth, increase; an addition, from stem of increscere to grow in or upon (see INCREASE (Cf. increase)). Meaning amount of increase first attested 1630s …   Etymology dictionary

  • increment — accretion, *addition, accession …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • increment — [n] small step toward gain accession, accretion, accrual, accrument, addition, advancement, augmentation, enlargement, increase, profit, raise, rise, supplement; concepts 763,780 Ant. decrease, loss …   New thesaurus

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