increase-n; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: gain

Commentary: INCREASE[+event][+enlargement] [+quantity][+amount][+gain] addition, gain, increment, growth - a process of becoming larger or longer, or more numerous or more important

There was an increase in property taxes this year.
They recorded the cattle's increase in weight over a period of weeks.
The increase in unemployment went unnoticed.
These recent increases in the price of oil have impacted the markets.
They proposed an increase of 15% in the fare.
He gave me an increase in salary.

PropBank: increase.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1