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English noun: increment

1. increment (process) a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important


SamplesThe increase in unemployment.
The growth of population.


Synonymsgrowth, increase


Broader (hypernym)physical process, process


Narrower (hyponym)accession, accretion, accretion, accretion, accretion, accumulation, broadening, multiplication, population growth, proliferation, pullulation, relaxation, widening


Antonymsdecrease, decrement

2. increment (attribute) the amount by which something increases


SamplesThey proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare.


Synonymsincrease


Broader (hypernym)amount


Narrower (hyponym)amplification, boost, cost increase, fare increase, gain, hike, hike, price increase, raise, rise, rise, salary increase, supplement, supplementation, tax boost, tax hike, tax-increase, up-tick, wage hike, wage increase


Antonymsdecrement, decrease









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