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noun [countable/uncountable]     increase pronunciation in American English
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  1. a rise in the number, amount, or degree of something
    increase in:

    There has been a significant increase in the number of young people who smoke.

    price/tax/wage increase:

    Sales have been good despite last year’s price increases.

    be on the increase (=be increasing):

    Workplace stress is on the increase.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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