(In`cre*ma"tion) n. Burning; esp., the act of burning a dead body; cremation.
(In"cre*ment) n. [L. incrementum: cf. F. incrément. See Increase.]
1. The act or process of increasing; growth in bulk, guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation; enlargement.
The seminary that furnisheth matter for the formation and increment of animal and vegetable bodies.Woodward.
A nation, to be great, ought to be compressed in its increment by nations more civilized than itself.Coleridge.
2. Matter added; increase; produce; production; opposed to decrement. "Large increment." J. Philips.
3. (Math.) 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.
4. (Rhet.) An amplification without strict climax, as in the following passage:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, . . .
think on these things.Phil. iv. 8. Infinitesimal increment (Math.), an infinitesimally small variation considered in Differential Calculus.
See Calculus. Method of increments (Math.), a calculus founded on the properties of the successive
values of variable quantities and their differences or increments. It differs from the method of fluxions in
treating these differences as finite, instead of infinitely small, and is equivalent to the calculus of finite
(In`cre*men"tal) a. (Biol.) Pertaining to, or resulting from, the process of growth; as, the
incremental lines in the dentine of teeth.
(In"cre*pate) v. t. [L. increpatus, p. p. of increpare to upbraid; pref. in- in, against + crepare
to talk noisily.] To chide; to rebuke; to reprove. [Obs.]
(In`cre*pa"tion) n. [L. increpatio.] A chiding; rebuke; reproof. [Obs.] Hammond.
(In*cres"cent) a. [L. increscens, -entis, p. pr. of increscere. See Increase.]
1. Increasing; growing; augmenting; swelling; enlarging.
Between the incresent and decrescent moon.Tennyson.
2. (Her.) Increasing; on the increase; said of the moon represented as the new moon, with the points
turned toward the dexter side.
(In*crest") v. t. To adorn with a crest. [R.] Drummond.
(In*crim"i*nate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incriminated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Incriminating.] [LL.
incriminatus, p. p. of incriminare; in- in + criminare, criminari, to accuse one of a crime. See Criminate.]
To accuse; to charge with a crime or fault; to criminate.
(In*crim`i*na"tion) n. The act of incriminating; crimination.
(In*crim"i*na*to*ry) a. Of or pertaining to crimination; tending to incriminate; criminatory.