Increase vs Scion - What's the difference?

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Increase is a related term of scion.


As nouns the difference between increase and scion

is that increase is an amount by which a quantity is increased while scion is a descendant, especially a first-generation descendant.

As a verb increase

is (of a quantity) to become larger.

increase

English

Alternative forms

* encrease

Verb

(increas)
  • (of a quantity) To become larger.
  • * Bible, Genesis vii. 17
  • The waters increased and bare up the ark.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The heavens forbid / But that our loves and comforts should increase , / Even as our days do grow!
  • To make (a quantity) larger.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Fenella Saunders, magazine=(American Scientist)
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  • To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.
  • * Sir M. Hale
  • Fishes are more numerous of increasing than beasts or birds, as appears by their numerous spawn.
  • (astronomy) To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax.
  • The Moon increases .

    Synonyms

    * (become larger) go up, grow, rise, soar (rapidly), shoot up (rapidly) * (make larger) increment, raise, (informal) up

    Antonyms

    * (become larger) decrease, drop, fall, go down, plummet (rapidly), plunge (rapidly), reduce, shrink, sink * (make larger) cut, decrease, decrement, lower, reduce

    Derived terms

    * increasable

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An amount by which a quantity is increased.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Philip J. Bushnell
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  • For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger
  • (knitting) The creation of one or more new stitches; see .
  • Synonyms

    * (amount by which a quantity is increased) gain, increment, raise, rise

    Antonyms

    * (amount by which a quantity is increased) cut, decrease, decrement, drop, fall, loss, lowering, reduction, shrinkage

    scion

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ** *** sioun *** syoun ** *** syon ** *** sien *** sion *** syen *** syon ** *** seyon *** sien *** syen * ** *** cyun ** *** cion ** *** cien *** cion *** cyen *** cyon ** *** cion (now chiefly in botanical senses) * ** *** science *** scyence *** siens *** sient ** *** cions *** cyence *** cyens *** cyons *** sciance *** science *** scient *** sience *** siens *** sient * ** *** scyon ** *** scion *** scioun ** *** scion ** *** scien *** scion *** scyen ** *** scion *** scyon ** *** scion (standard spelling)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A descendant, especially a first-generation descendant.
  • A detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant, used in grafting; a shoot or twig in a general sense.
  • The heir to a throne.
  • A guardian.
  • Quotations

    * '>citation * 1966 , , An Early Passover , Clifton Pub. Co., paperback edition, page 24 *: It was said to him that those people were the scions of Zion. * 1986 , , Penguin, paperback edition, page 72 *: He could show his parents Eliot, scion of Derek Moulthorp, and then how could they say he was throwing his life away?

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