increase noun definition in Trends topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

increase

 noun: Trends topic
BrE /ˈɪŋkriːs/ ; NAmE /ˈɪŋkriːs/ [countable, uncountable] increase (in something) a rise in the amount, number or value of something an increase in spending an increase of 2p in the pound on income tax an increase of nearly 20% a significant/substantial increase in sales price/tax/wage increases Homelessness is on the increase (= increasing).

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