increment


increment
A change in the value of a variable; usually an increase, with “decrement” applied to a decrease, though “i.” can also correctly be applied to both. [L. incrementum, increase]

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in·cre·ment 'iŋ-krə-mənt, 'in- n
1 a) something gained or added <the most common form of leukocytosis is that in which the \increment is in the neutrophilic leukocytes (W. A. D. Anderson)>
b) one of a series of regular consecutive additions (as of growth or spread of disease)
2) the amount or degree by which something changes esp the amount of positive or negative change in the value of one or more of a set of variables
in·cre·men·tal .iŋ-krə-'ment-əl, .in- adj
in·cre·men·tal·ly -əl-ē adv

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in·cre·ment (inґkrə-mənt) [L. incrementum] addition, or increase; the amount by which a given quantity or value is increased.

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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