Definition of incrementalism in English:


Pronunciation /ˌiNGkrəˈmen(t)lˌizəm/ /ˌɪŋkrəˈmɛn(t)lˌɪzəm/


  • Belief in or advocacy of change by degrees; gradualism.

    ‘The signature aspect of the current president is his belief that incrementalism is bunk.’
    • ‘There is no acceptance of the need for incrementalism that all of politics is based upon.’
    • ‘So to the citizens of Vancouver; good luck in your endeavour and kudos for daring to think big in an age of incrementalism.’
    • ‘The steady incrementalism of this advance may be less spectacular, but it feels more solid.’
    • ‘But incrementalism in wartime when our national survival may be at stake is unacceptable.’