an act of becoming larger
a higher salaryExamples
Usageshe had two increases last yearher salary went up twice
increase in pay or pay increase
The government hopes to hold salary increases to 3 per cent.
to grow bigger or higherExamples
Usageto increase in size or valueto become larger or more valuable
Profits have increased faster than the increase in the rate of inflation.
Exports to Africa have increased by more than 25 per cent.
The price of oil has increased twice in the past week.
to make something bigger or higher