ETYM Latin accretio, from accrescere to increase. Related to Crescent, Increase, Accrue.
Accumulation; addition of parts to form a whole; growth, especially by addition from outside.
1. An increase by natural growth or addition; SYN. accumulation.
2. Something contributing to growth or increase
ETYM Old Eng. bulge a swelling; cf. AS. belgan to swell, OSw. bulgja, Icel. bôlginn swollen, Old High Germ. belgan to swell, German bulge leathern sack, Skr. buh to be large. Related to Bilge, Belly, Billow, Bouge.
Something that protrudes; SYN. bump, hump, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence.
The amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating.
The amount of amplification used in an electrical circuit. Gain is usually measured in decibels, but it can also be expressed as the ratio of output power to input power.
In electronics, the ratio of the amplitude of the output signal produced by an amplifier to that of the input signal. In a voltage amplifier the voltage gain is the ratio of the output voltage to the input voltage; in an inverting operational amplifier (op-amp) it is equal to the ratio of the resistance of the feedback resistor to that of the input resistor.
The increase in the amplitude of a signal, as of voltage, current, or power, that is produced by a circuit. Gain can be expressed as a factor or in decibels. See also decibel.
ETYM Old Eng. encres, encresse. Related to Increase.
1. A process of becoming larger; SYN. increment, growth.
2. A change resulting in something becoming larger.
3. The act of increasing something; SYN. step-up.
4. The amount by which something increases; SYN. increment.
increment / ɪnkrəmənt /
Množina reči increment je increments.
ETYM Latin incrementum: cf. French incrément. Related to Increase.
1. The increase of a variable quantity or fraction from its present value to its next ascending value; the finite quantity, generally variable, by which a variable quantity is increased.
2. Matter added; increase; produce; production; -- opposed to decrement.