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increase meaning

EN[ɪnˈkɹiːs] [ˈɪnkɹiːs] [-iːs]
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  • Increase may refer to:
  • Increase (knitting)
  • Increase, Mississippi
  • A raise in goods, including:
  • Inflation, economic term for price increase

    Definition of increase in English Dictionary

  • NounPLincreasesSUF-ase
    1. An amount by which a quantity is increased.
      1. Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident. Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.
    2. For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger.
      1. (knitting) The creation of one or more new stitches; see Increase (knitting).
      2. VerbSGincreasesPRincreasingPT, PPincreased
        1. VI (of a quantity) To become larger.
          1. VT To make (a quantity) larger.
            1. The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.
          2. To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.
            1. (astronomy) VI To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax.
              1. The Moon increases.
          3. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Transiently suppressed bone formation and increased bone resorption after participation in a 246-km ultradistance race has been demonstrated.
              • Metabolic acidosis associated with increased anion gap may be caused by underdialysis and anorexia.
              • The voltage rose discernably with increasing electrode diameter.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Increasing prices and frozen wages add up to hardship for the poorer families.
              • Increases in the proportion of early breast cancer patients and the wide adoption of oncoplastic surgery and neoadjuvant chemotherapy may have contributed to these observed changes in surgical trends.
              • Increased 1,25(OH) 2 D levels should stimulate the intestinal hyperabsorption of Ca and contribute to the hypercalciuria observed in such patients.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Most macrominerals and trace elements also increased.
              • Large swathes will be affected by the tax increase.
              • Previous reports on unilateral LR recession commonly show extremely low rates of initial overcorrection and large exodrifts after surgery suggesting that the surgical dose may be increased.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Ergative verbs
                  • Intransitive verbs
                    • Transitive verbs
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                  Meaning of increase for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "increase" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an ergative verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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