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Dictionary definition for: Increase

1. (n) 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"

2. (v) become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"

3. (n) a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"

4. (v) make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

5. (n) a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment" "the growth of population"

6. (n) the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

7. (n) the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"

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