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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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SAS expander, much like the traditional SCSI expanders, offer a greater degree of flexibility and provide an important mechanism for incrementally scaling storage subsystems.
Some applications, such as PowerPoint presentations, can be developed on the host system, backed up incrementally, and run directly from the backup drive on another notebook or desktop system, without installing the application software or any other files on the host.