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Noun increase has 5 senses
  1. addition, increase, gain - 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"
    --1 is a kind of indefinite quantity
    --1 has particulars: accretion
    Derived forms: verb increase2, verb increase1
  2. increase - a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
    --2 is a kind of
    change, alteration, modification
    Antonyms: decrease, lessening, drop-off
    --2 has particulars:
     augmentation; concentration; explosion; jump, leap; runup, run-up; waxing
    Derived forms: verb increase2, verb increase1
  3. increase, increment, growth - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
    --3 is a kind of process
    Antonyms: decrease, decrement
    --3 has particulars:
     accession; accretion, accumulation; accretion; accretion; accretion; multiplication; population growth; proliferation; pullulation; relaxation; widening, broadening
    Derived forms: verb increase2, verb increase1
  4. increase, increment - the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
    --4 is a kind of amount
    Antonyms: decrease, decrement
    --4 has particulars:
     amplification, gain; complement; fare increase; price increase; raise, rise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increase; rise, boost, hike, cost increase; supplement, supplementation; tax-increase, tax boost, tax hike; up-tick
    Derived forms: verb increase2, verb increase1
  5. increase, step-up - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
    --5 is a kind of change of magnitude
    Antonyms: decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
    --5 has particulars:
     addition; advance, rise; appreciation; surge, upsurge; augmentation; amplification; expansion, enlargement; escalation; maximization, maximisation, maximation; exaggeration; expansion, expanding upon; accumulation, accrual, accruement; inclusion; aggrandizement, aggrandisement, elevation; strengthening; intensification; intensification; split, stock split, split up
    Derived forms: verb increase2, verb increase1
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