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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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5) indicated that the most clear and easy to count increments were found in the lapilli.
Under the second, workers are vested in 20% increments, starting with the second year of service, until the employee is fully vested after six years of service.
there will always be a starting point (low end of range) and an increment point (high end of range).
For example, under the 421-a program, the full value of the qualifying new construction will be exempt from taxation for 11 years, and thereafter will be added to the taxable assessed value in increments of 20 percent per year until fully included in the 16th year.
The Interstate Photo System, also new in Increment 4, is designed to improve image-searching capability of photographs associated with criminal history.
The Committee, met here Tuesday and noted that most employees had not received any increments since 2011 and hence increases were long overdue.
But I think when it comes to law on annual increments, in must not exclude private sector employees.
From a baseline perspective, WIN-T Increment 1 has provided the network backbone for the past two NIEs, and both Increments 1 and 2 will support each NIE in the future.
increments eliminate the need for time-consuming finishing of conventional fractionally sized core pins.
On 14-d-old larvae (n=4) marked at day 9, we counted seven increments from the core to the ALC mark, and four to six ([bar]x=5.
Specifically, with respect to its parts inventory, Mountain State disclosed its intent to (1) value its inventory "at actual cost regardless of market value" (2) use the dollar-value LIFO method for its parts inventory, (3) use the link-chain method of calculating the price index for its parts inventory (which it was pooling in one LIFO pool) and (4) use the "most recent purchases method" of valuing its LIFO increments.
Since the 18th century, stocks traditionally have been traded in increments of eighths of a dollar, meaning there is a 12.