Etymology
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increment (n.)

mid-15c., "act or process of increasing," from Latin incrementum "growth, increase; an addition," from stem of increscere "to grow in or upon" (see increase (v.)). Meaning "amount of increase" first attested 1630s.

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Definitions of increment

increment (n.)
a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important;
Synonyms: increase / growth
increment (n.)
the amount by which something increases;
Synonyms: increase
From wordnet.princeton.edu