1. [ noun ] a process of becoming larger or more numerous or more important
Synonyms: increase growth

"the increase in unemployment" "the growth of population"

Related terms: decrease decrease process accretion pullulation accretion accretion accretion proliferation widening relaxation population_growth accession multiplication increase grow
2. [ noun ] the amount by which something increases
Synonyms: increase

"they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

Related terms: decrease amount supplement raise amplification rise complement price_increase up-tick fare_increase tax-increase increase
Similar spelling:   incremental