v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Increased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Increasing.]
1.To become greater or more in size, quantity, number, degree, value, intensity, power, authority, reputation, wealth; to grow; to augment; to advance; - opposed to decrease.
The waters increased and bare up the ark.
- Gen. vii. 17.
He must increase, but I must decrease.
- John iii. 30.
2.To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.
3.(Astron.) To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases.
Increasing function
(Math.) a function whose value increases when that of the variable increases, and decreases when the latter is diminished; also called a monotonically increasing function.
v. t.1.To augment or make greater in bulk, quantity, extent, value, or amount, etc.; to add to; to extend; to lengthen; to enhance; to aggravate; as, to increase one's possessions, influence.
I will increase the famine.
- Ezek. v. 16.
Make denials
Increase your services.
- Shak.
1.Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth.
As if increase of appetite had grown
By what it fed on.
- Shak.
2.That which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest.
Take thou no usury of him, or increase.
- Lev. xxv. 36.
Let them not live to taste this land's increase.
- Shak.
3.Progeny; issue; offspring.
All the increase of thy house shall die in the flower of their age.
- 1 Sam. ii. 33.
5.(Astron.) The period of increasing light, or luminous phase; the waxing; - said of the moon.
Increase twist
the twixt of a rifle groove in which the angle of twist increases from the breech to the muzzle.
Noun1.increase - a quantity that is added; "there was an addition to property taxes this year"; "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"
Synonyms: gain, addition
2.increase - a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
decrease, lessening, drop-off - a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
3.increase - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
Synonyms: increment, growth
decrease, decrement - a process of becoming smaller or shorter
4.increase - the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
Synonyms: increment
decrement, decrease - the amount by which something decreases
5.increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
Synonyms: step-up
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
Verb1.increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
2.increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
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