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

     

    increment

     noun
    noun
    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 Origin late Middle English: from Latin incrementum, from the stem of increscere ‘grow’, from in- ‘into’ + crescere ‘grow’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: increment