increasing


increasing
increase in‧crease 1 [ɪnˈkriːs] verb
1. [intransitive] to become larger in amount, number, or degree:

• Manufacturing output increased 0.6% in July.

• Sales increased to 11.5 million tons from 11 million tons.

increase in

• The yen is forecast to increase in value over the next year.

• The oil that it uses has increased in price to $13 a barrel.

2. [transitive] to make something larger in amount, number, or degree:

• The rail company increased the number of passengers it carried last year by 14%.

• He has increased the number of his licensing agreements.

— increasing adjective [only before a noun] :

• There is increasing difficulty in finding trained staff.

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Ⅰ.
increase UK US /ɪnˈkriːs/ verb [I or T]
to become larger in amount or size, or to make something do this: increase by sth »

Sales have increased by 10%.

increase to sth »

Our gross margin increased to 24%.

increase in price/size/value »

Over the past two years the department has increased in size.

the number/rate/level increases »

Staffing numbers increase during the summer months.

increase gradually/slowly/steadily »

Bookings are increasing steadily.

»

Interest rates have increased slightly.

increase dramatically/rapidly/significantly »

The volume of work has increased dramatically.

increase efficiency/production/productivity »

The new measures are intended to increase efficiency.

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to increase costs/prices/sales

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This process greatly increases manufacturing speeds.

increasing adjective
»

An increasing number of customers shop online.

increasingly adverb
»

Borrowers are becoming increasingly aware of their options, and tend to shop around.

Ⅱ.
increase UK US /ˈɪnkriːs/ noun [C or U]
a situation in which the number, size, or amount of something gets bigger: a pay/price/tax increase »

Customers stocked up, anticipating a January price increase.

an increase in sth »

Businesses are facing a 12% increase in energy costs.

an increase of sth »

Revenue last year was $347 million, an increase of 26%.

»

a dramatic/significant/substantial increase

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a small/slight/steady increase

See also RISE(Cf. rise) noun
on the increase — Cf. on the increase

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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