increment
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin incrementum, from increscere to increase Date: 15th century 1. the action or process of increasing especially in quantity or value ; enlargement 2. a. something gained or added b. one of a series of regular consecutive additions c. a minute increase in quantity 3. the amount or degree by which something changes; especially the amount of positive or negative change in the value of one or more of a set of variables

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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