incremental incremental  /ˌɪn krə ˈmɛn təl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) increasing gradually by regular degrees or additions

Usage(s):

  1. Provided that rates climb slowly, a growing economy can absorb the incremental costs because profits, income and jobs are also on the rise.
  2. At least on health care, Obama can claim victory with incremental change.
  3. The ubiquitous thin white bag has moved squarely beyond eyesore into the realm of public nuisance, a symbol of waste and excess and the incremental destruction of nature.

News

  1. Reaffirming Mechel at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    We have retained our Neutral recommendation on Russian miner Mechel OAO ( MTL ). While we are encouraged by the incremental opportunities stemming from its Elga mine, we remain on the
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. FSU receives more than $18.2 million from ACC in 2012-13 distribution

    TALLAHASSEE -- When the ACC extended its television deal with partner ESPN last spring, the conference told member schools to expect yearly incremental increases to their conference distribution payouts.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

  3. Tough sledding for tax districts

    Five years ahead of schedule, Appleton closed one of its oldest tax incremental financing districts last month after fueling $13 million in new development along the Fox River since 1991.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Appleton Post-Crescent

Quotes

  1. In March 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explained the administration's plan regarding Iran's nuclear program by declaring, "Our aim is not incremental sanctions but sanctions that will bite."
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: The North Star National

  2. "The danger now is doing nothing too little, too late," World Bank President Robert Zoellick warned after arriving in Britain for the meeting. "Incremental changes will prolong and increase risks."
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Robert Zoellick Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "This bill represents a disturbing trend over the past few years of the incremental erosion of the principles surrounding traditional marriage, which is not the preferred way to approach this issue," noted Carcieri.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Don Carcieri Source: Lifesite

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