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increment

A portion, as of property or time. Developers build subdivisions in phases or increments, completing one section in order to gauge market demand before starting another section. Lawyers bill in minimum increments of 6, 10, 15, or 30 minutes depending on the particular lawyer and local custom,so a 3-minute phone call might be billed as any of these time increments.
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5 miles/gal more efficient than they were in 1987, and even incrementally improved versions that save a quarter of the fuel and pay back in a year--as proposed by the National Research Council (2001)--will scarcely sell at all.
As storage requirements expand, capacity and performance are incrementally and transparently scaled, again with no business disruption.
This agenda would move incrementally from soft to hard norms.
Santa Clarita has been incrementally making sidewalks accessible for the disabled, as part of ongoing construction projects, Newton said.
However, that average rose incrementally with increasing periodontal disease and bone loss in subsets of the population.
Based on Internet Machines' modular and scalable Parallel Channel Architecture, the SE200 allows systems designers to develop high-performance multi-gigabit switches that can scale incrementally in aggregate and per-port bandwidth capacity, as well as overall system port density.
The additional capacity will come on stream incrementally at year-ends 1996 and 1997.
If applied carefully, slowly and incrementally, however, the generic principles can change the political system and societal culture.
But if you are interested in moving towards a service-based architecture while integrating disparate applications, you may want to experiment with one as a way of moving incrementally in that direction.