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[in-kruh-men-tl, ing-] /ˌɪn krəˈmɛn tl, ˌɪŋ-/
increasing or adding on, especially in a regular series:
small, incremental tax hikes.
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incrementally, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for incrementally
  • In the long fight against malaria, progress finally seems to be coming, if incrementally.
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  • It all depends on the original pattern of cells and the rule used to transform it incrementally.
  • From then on, the store forced music on to me incrementally.
  • Practical approaches to making air travel safe again will emerge incrementally.
  • Everything can be architected, engineered, and constructed incrementally.
  • In fact, they crafted courses that moved our cohort along incrementally in the dissertation process.
  • Practicing a little several times a week builds their skills incrementally in countless ways.
  • Teachers develop your skill and depth incrementally and have their own styles.
British Dictionary definitions for incrementally


of, relating to, using, or rising by increments
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Word Origin and History for incrementally



1715, from increment + -al (1). Related: Incrementally.

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