Increment and Reduction


Increment noun - Something added (as by growth).
Usage example: added another big increment to the sales total this quarter

Reduction is an antonym for increment in small step toward gain topic.

Nearby Words: increase, incremental, incrementing, incrementation, incremented


Reduction noun - Something that is or may be subtracted.
Usage example: there was a sizable reduction in her weekly pay when she decided to buy health insurance

Increment is an antonym for reduction.

Nearby Words: reduce, reducing, reductive, reductionist

How words are described

low low increment low reduction
small small increment small reduction
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