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increment

 [in´krĕ-ment]
an increase or addition; the amount by which a value or quantity is increased. adj., adj incremen´tal.

in·cre·ment

(in'krĕ-ment), Avoid the jargonistic use of this word in the sense of any small amount.
A change in the value of a variable; usually an increase, with "decrement" applied to a decrease, though "increment" can also correctly be applied to both.
[L. incrementum, increase]

increment

/in·cre·ment/ (in´krĭ-mint) increase or addition; the amount by which a value or quantity is increased.incremen´tal

increment

[ing′krəmənt]
Etymology: L, incresere, to grow
1 an increase or gain.
2 the act of growing or increasing.
3 the amount of an increase or gain in intrauterine pressure as uterine contractions begin in labor. incremental, adj.

in·cre·ment

(in'krĕ-mĕnt)
A change in the value of a variable; usually an increase, with "decrement" applied to a decrease, although "increment" can also correctly be applied to both.
[L. incrementum, increase]

increment

1. an increase or addition; the amount by which a value or quantity is increased.
2. the early stage of fever, where the temperature is rising; clinically there is shivering, coldness of the skin, and absence of sweating.
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