Definitions for increase

Definitions for (noun) increase

Main entry: step-up, increase

Definition: the act of increasing something

Usage: he gave me an increase in salary

Main entry: increase, increment

Definition: the amount by which something increases

Usage: they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare

Main entry: increase

Definition: a change resulting in an increase

Usage: the increase is scheduled for next month

Main entry: increase, increment, growth

Definition: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

Usage: the increase in unemployment; the growth of population

Main entry: addition, increase, gain

Definition: a quantity that is added

Usage: there was an addition to property taxes this year; they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks

Definitions for (verb) increase

Main entry: increase

Definition: make bigger or more

Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted

Main entry: increase

Definition: become bigger or greater in amount

Usage: The amount of work increased

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