Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to an increment.
  • adj. Occurring over a series of gradual increments, or small steps.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or resulting from, the process of growth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or in the nature of increment or increase.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. increasing gradually by regular degrees or additions

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This is - I don't know if I use the word incremental, Gus, it's kind of a - it's not one that's been talked about actually.

  • Clini, both idealistic and pragmatic, believes this could happen through what he calls incremental "sectors 'agreements".

    Asia Times Online

  • IRA owners need to examine what he calls the incremental effective income-tax rates, the alternative minimum tax (AMT), the new 3.8 percent Medicare surtax, and the estate-tax and post-mortem distribution issues.

    The Seattle Times

  • Stanley's trademark transformational lean methodology combines traditional supply chain and manufacturing lean with back room and then combines what I call incremental lean which is what most people do with respect to lean, with an even more powerful application of lean to gain changing transformation of business models in order to create competitive advantage.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • Chevrolet spokesman Terry Rhadigan says GM, which is reorganizing through bankruptcy, is discussing what he described as incremental cutbacks in support.

    ESPN.com

  • 1 The term incremental is used to highlight the impact acquisitions had on the current year results, for which there was no comparable prior year data.

    Curtiss-Wright Reports Third Quarter and Nine Months 2010 Financial Results - Yahoo! Finance

  • The bill calls the dedicated funds "incremental soccer tax revenues," but "incremental" is a pretty misleading word given the way that quantity is defined.

    Jack Bog's Blog: May 2009 Archives

  • Those who want to go faster must see the value in incremental change and those who want to go back must see the risk of reversing course.

    Jim Kennedy: Give Bipartisanship A Chance

  • It appears as if Israel tried to deter the ships by lesser means (radio warnings/orders to turn away), and they escalated only in incremental proportion to the circumstances as they understood them.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Pro-Palestinian “Peace Activists”

  • By July, the Treasury said it had sold 2.6 billion of the 7.7 billion common shares it owned, in incremental sales usually amounting up to 10% of daily trading volume.

    U.S. to Sell Some Citigroup Trust Preferred Securities

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  • Edit: I renamed it and it's fixed now.

    November 12, 2009

  • Does that mean that my list will be broken forever?

    November 12, 2009

  • The remaining broken characters (a small percentage) will most likely remain broken, an unfortunate side effect of my having been sloppy with Wordie's db in the early days.

    Does this go too for list descriptions? As I've a recent one that's broken I don't know whether this is an oversight, a to-do or a DB effect that's going to stick around. Thank you for doing all you can to get things up and running already!

    November 12, 2009

  • Hi folks, some fixes:

    · You can now edit your comments on words. Comments on profiles and lists can't be edited yet, but that'll come soon.
    · Tony (Wordnik's VP of Engineering--he and our colleague Kumanan are real engineers, while I just make train noises and pretend) fixed the issue with most international characters in comments. The remaining broken characters (a small percentage) will most likely remain broken, an unfortunate side effect of my having been sloppy with Wordie's db in the early days.
    · Until we have a past comments section that lets us page through all the comments, I increased the number shown on Zeitgeist.

    It may take a little while to get back to feature parity with Wordie, but that's the plan, and then we'll keep going. Thanks again for your patience and bug reports, which are always welcome anywhere here, or to john@wordnik.com

    November 12, 2009