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<soapbox warning: opinions follow>
This term, and many others found laying around by tech writers, is
derived from mathematics -- the language of science. This old(er)
math major and former teacher has taken rather nicely to the tech
writing career (for 14 years now), partly as a consequence of being
able to handle that subject and thus communicate with engineers.
Whether we call it logic, physics, or scientific language, I think
the concepts and terminology of mathematics permeate our working
environment. Terms like "increment" are invented and used because
they fill a need; the more we understand of the needs, the less we
will worry needlessly about what is 'correct' this week.
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