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"Increment" refers to a small, discrete addition or increase, while "increasement" is an outdated, archaic and rarely used term meaning the process of increasing.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

A force swelled by increments from allied armies.

#### Increasement

(rare) An increment; an addition; augmentation.

#### Increment

A slight, often barely perceptible augmentation.

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.

#### 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