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noun as in small step toward gain

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Most blankets come in increments of five pounds, with the most popular weights being 15, 20, and 25 pounds.

Brooks hoped inserting him into the starting lineup was one solution to get Bertans more minutes — and opportunities — but in shorter increments.

What these spiders have evolved isn’t a loading-dock pulley with a wheel, but attaching a sequence of silk strands gives the tiny animals their own way of lifting heavy burdens in little increments.

The reason so much of South Carolina’s allocation has gone unused, she said, is that the state had set aside the entire amount needed for long-term-care facilities rather than parceling that out in increments, as other states have done.

Whenever he signs anything — even a monthly check to a utility company — he holds it up and pivots in 45-degree increments in front of photographers.

In other words, we may never know the exact increment of increased risk for pregnant women who contract the infection.

There is some increment there that we make possible that would not otherwise be there.

Not enough to retire instantly to somewhere warm and beachy, but a pleasant increment to my nest egg.

And here I found the last piece of my narrative, in the British special-forces capability known as “The Increment.”

This increment is larger on the flooring girders than on the main ones, and on short main girders than on long ones.

Alexander afterward declared that Napoleon gave a verbal promise that Russia should have a substantial increment on the Danube.

No attempt is made to segregate the entries by year, since we are interested in the total, not the annual increment.

Almost two-thirds of the increment of revenue still remains as profit.

The effect is that any increment in the paying load very materially decreases the cost of operation per ton.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to increment, such as: accession, accretion, accrual, addition, advancement, and augmentation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.