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increment

Maths a small positive or negative change in a variable or function. Symbol: Δ, as in Δx or Δf

increment

[′iŋ·krə·mənt]
(analytical chemistry)
An individual portion of material of a group of samples collected by a single operation of a sampling device from parts of a lot that are separated in time or space.
(hydrology)
(mathematics)
A change in the argument or values of a function, usually restricted to being a small positive or negative quantity.
(science and technology)
A small change in the value of a variable.

increment

To add a number to another number. Incrementing a counter means adding 1 to its current value.
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The speed is concluded the concatenation and efficiency by the incrementation procedures.
Les formes lexicales issues d'une matrice possedent une valeur notionnelle et formelle invariante, valeur qui peut etre occultee des lors que les mots qui la vehiculent subissent une variation interne au systeme (chute consonantique ou vocalique, incrementation, infixation, metathese, etc.
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The sample card B output in figure 2 demonstrates the presence of a counter, determined to be as such because of monotonic incrementation with successive transactions.
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