|1.||[ noun ] a process of becoming larger or more numerous or more important|
"the increase in unemployment" "the growth of population"
|Related terms:||decrease decrease process accretion pullulation accretion accretion accretion proliferation widening relaxation population_growth accession multiplication increase grow|
|2.||[ noun ] the amount by which something increases|
"they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
|Related terms:||decrease amount supplement raise amplification rise complement price_increase up-tick fare_increase tax-increase increase|