Definition of increment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪŋkrəmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪŋkrəmənt//
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  1. 1a regular increase in the amount of money that somebody is paid for their job a salary of £25 K with annual increments
  2. 2(formal) an increase in a number or an amount The substance was heated in small temperature increments.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin incrementum, from the stem of increscere ‘grow’, from in- ‘into’ + crescere ‘grow’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: increment