Increasing vs Crescentic - What's the difference?

increasing | crescentic |

As a verb increasing

is .

As a noun increasing

is (knitting) an increase.

As an adjective crescentic is

growing, increasing, gaining size etc.




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    (en noun)
  • (knitting) An increase.
  • * 1864 , The Ladies' Companion and Monthly Magazine (page 277)
  • Now begin the increasings for the chest by making 2 stitches in the fourth stitch; repeat this, increasing in every fourth row, but 1 stitch further each time, so as to form a slanting line, the same as a dress-pleat.




    (en adjective)
  • growing, increasing, gaining size etc.
  • Crescent-shaped.
  • * 1972 , Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things , McGraw-Hill 1972, p. 25:
  • Twin dimples of the crescentic type came down her tanned cheeks on the sides of her mournful mouth.


    * crescent

    Derived terms

    * crescentic nephritis (a kidney disease)