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rise

noun
 
 
/raɪz/
[C] an increase in number, amount, or value: a rise in sth The strong profits prompted a 64% rise in the dividend. a sharp/dramatic/small rise Commodities analysts forecast a rise of around 3% a price/rate rise
[C] UK ( US raise) HR, WORKPLACE an increase in salary or wages: I think you should ask the boss for a rise. Postal workers have cut a pay deal giving them a basic rise of 3.3%. He will receive a pay rise when he joins the board.
[S] the process of becoming more important or powerful: Thanks to the rise of e-commerce, many firms are embracing the internet for many of their activities. the meteoric rise of the internet as a political tool
on the rise if something is on the rise, it is increasing: Interviews by video conference are on the rise.
→  See also high-rise , low-rise , pay rise
(Definition of rise noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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