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Increment vs. Increasement: What's the Difference?

"Increment" refers to a small, discrete addition or increase, while "increasement" is an outdated, archaic and rarely used term meaning the process of increasing.

Increment and Increasement Definitions

Increment

The process of increasing in number, size, quantity, or extent.

Increasement

(rare) An increase; growth.

Increment

Something added or gained
A force swelled by increments from allied armies.

Increasement

(rare) An increment; an addition; augmentation.

Increment

A slight, often barely perceptible augmentation.
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Increasement

Increase.

Increment

One of a series of regular additions or contributions
Accumulating a fund by increments.

Increment

(Mathematics) A small positive or negative change in the value of a variable.

Increment

The action of increasing or becoming greater.

Increment

(heraldry) The waxing of the moon.
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Increment

The amount of increase.

Increment

(rhetoric) An amplification without strict climax, as in the following passage: "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, {{...}} think on these things."

Increment

(chess) The amount of time added to a player's clock after each move.

Increment

(grammar) A syllable in excess of the number of the nominative singular or the second-person singular present indicative.

Increment

To increase by steps or by a step, especially by one.

Increment

The act or process of increasing; growth in bulk, guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation; enlargement.
The seminary that furnisheth matter for the formation and increment of animal and vegetable bodies.
A nation, to be great, ought to be compressed in its increment by nations more civilized than itself.

Increment

Matter added; increase; produce; production; - opposed to decrement.

Increment

The increase of a variable quantity or fraction from its present value to its next ascending value; the finite quantity, generally variable, by which a variable quantity is increased.

Increment

An amplification without strict climax, as in the following passage:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, . . . think on these things.

Increment

A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important;
The increase in unemployment
The growth of population

Increment

The amount by which something increases;
They proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare

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