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English definition of “increase”

increase

noun [C or U]     /ˈɪn.kriːs/
B2 a rise in the amount or size of something: price / tax increases There were 39,000 new cases last year - an increase of six percent . Any increase in production would be helpful .Increasing and intensifying on the increase C1 increasing : Homelessness is on the increase in many cities .Increasing and intensifying
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