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in·crease

(in'krēs),
Any growth in quantity.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

in·crease

(in'krēs)
Any growth in quantity.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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When a species, owing to highly favourable circumstances, increases inordinately in numbers in a small tract, epidemics--at least, this seems generally to occur with our game animals--often ensue: and here we have a limiting check independent of the struggle for life.
"The desire of gain develops a spirit of ambition, which has ever since impelled our workers to extend their field from the township to the canton, and from the canton to the department, so as to increase their profits by increasing their sales.
In proportion therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases.
Generation is distinct from destruction, increase and change of place from diminution, and so on.
The effort to secure this increase was led by the Hon.
China's increase must have begun immediately, in 1904.
For a long time to come, it will not be possible to maintain a large army; and as the means of doing this increase, the population and natural strength of the community will proportionably increase.
At the expiration of twenty-five years, according to the computed rate of increase, the number of representatives will amount to two hundred, and of fifty years, to four hundred.
But since he admits, that all their property may be increased fivefold, why should he not allow the same increase to the country?
In the cases where we can trace the extinction of a species through man, either wholly or in one limited district, we know that it becomes rarer and rarer, and is then lost: it would be difficult to point out any just distinction [13] between a species destroyed by man or by the increase of its natural enemies.
For, after a long series of military successes, or diligent and skilful labours, it is generally found that the more intelligent among the Artisan and Soldier classes manifest a slight increase of their third side or base, and a shrinkage of the two other sides.
And I was receiving thirty dollars a month and board--a slight increase over my coal-shovelling and cannery days, at least to the extent of board, which cost my employer little (we ate in the kitchen), but which was to me the equivalent of twenty dollars a month.