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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.


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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