Meaning of increment

in•cre•ment

Pronunciation: (in'kru-munt, ing'-), [key]
— n.
  1. something added or gained; addition; increase.
  2. profit; gain.
  3. the act or process of increasing; growth.
  4. an amount by which something increases or grows: a weekly increment of $25 in salary.
  5. one of a series of regular additions: You may make deposits in increments of $500.
    1. the difference between two values of a variable; a change, positive, negative, or zero, in an independent variable.
    2. the increase of a function due to an increase in the independent variable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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