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 for increment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Increment \In"cre*ment\, n. [L. incrementum: cf. F.
     incr['e]ment. See Increase.]
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     1. The act or process of increasing; growth in bulk,
        guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation;
        enlargement.
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              The seminary that furnisheth matter for the
              formation and increment of animal and vegetable
              bodies.                               --Woodward.
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              A nation, to be great, ought to be compressed in its
              increment by nations more civilized than itself.
                                                    --Coleridge.
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     2. Matter added; increase; produce; production; -- opposed to
        decrement. "Large increment." --J. Philips.
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     3. (Math.) 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.
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     4. (Rhet.) An amplification without strict climax, as in the
        following passage:
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              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.            --Phil. iv. 8.
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     Infinitesimal increment (Math.), an infinitesimally small
        variation considered in Differential Calculus. See
        Calculus.
  
     Method of increments (Math.), a calculus founded on the
        properties of the successive values of variable quantities
        and their differences or increments. It differs from the
        method of fluxions in treating these differences as
        finite, instead of infinitely small, and is equivalent to
        the calculus of finite differences.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  increment
      n 1: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or
           more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth
           of population" [syn: increase, increment, growth]
           [ant: decrease, decrement]
      2: the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an
         increase of 15 percent in the fare" [syn: increase,
         increment] [ant: decrease, decrement]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "increment":
     access, accession, accessory, accompaniment, accretion, accrual,
     accruement, accumulation, addenda, addendum, additament, addition,
     additive, additory, additum, adjunct, adjuvant, advance,
     aggrandizement, amplification, annex, annexation, appanage,
     appendage, appendant, appreciation, appurtenance, appurtenant,
     ascent, attachment, augment, augmentation, ballooning, bloating,
     boom, boost, broadening, buildup, coda, complement, concomitant,
     continuation, corollary, crescendo, development, edema, elevation,
     enlargement, expansion, extension, extrapolation, fixture, flood,
     gain, greatening, growth, gush, hike, increase, inflation, jump,
     leap, mounting, multiplication, offshoot, pendant, productiveness,
     proliferation, raise, reinforcement, rise, side effect, side issue,
     snowballing, spread, supplement, surge, swelling, tailpiece,
     tumescence, undergirding, up, upping, upsurge, upswing, uptrend,
     upturn, waxing, widening
  
  

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