- A small quantity removed or lost. One of a series of regular subtractions.
An increment is an increase, either of some fixed amount, for example added regularly, or of a variable amount. For example, a salary may receive an annual increment. A decrease would rather be called a decrement.
Incremental may also refer to gradual change as opposed to massive, instant change.
Use in science and technology
Use in programming languagesIncrementing is of constant use in computer programming, such as in loops that iterate through a set of items one at a time.
decrement in Danish: Inkrementel
decrement in German: Inkrement und Dekrement
decrement in French: Incrémentation
decrement in Japanese: インクリメント
decrement in Polish: Inkrementacja
decrement in Russian: Инкремент
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