Re: Help: "Increment" as verb

Subject: Re: Help: "Increment" as verb
From: David Dvorkin <ddvorki -at- LOOKOUT -dot- ECTE -dot- USWC -dot- USWEST -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 14:59:36 MST

Connie Winch <CEW -at- MACOLA -dot- USA -dot- COM> wrote:

> I'm editing one of our manuals and have come across "increment" used as a
> verb. According to my American Heritage Dictionary, it's not a verb.
> However, I'm having a hard time thinking of a replacement. Any
> suggestions? It would be used in a sentence like this: "The software
> package automatically increments the transaction ID number after each
> entry."

In the programming world, "increment" has been a verb for a long time.
I think you can use it that way in your writing without hesitation.

David Dvorkin

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