the act of increasing something
"he gave me an increase in salary"
- step up
the amount by which something increases
"they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
"the increase in unemployment"
"the growth of population"
a change resulting in an increase
"the increase is scheduled for next month"
a quantity that is added
"there was an addition to property taxes this year"
"they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"
make bigger or more
"The boss finally increased her salary"
"The university increased the number of students it admitted"
become bigger or greater in amount
"The amount of work increased"