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increase (something) by (something)

To expand something to a certain extent. Our aggressive new marketing campaign has increased our small company by 25 percent in the past year. What was once a tiny local choir club has increased by leaps and bounds over the years, becoming one of the state's largest organized choir communities.
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increase something by something

to enlarge something by an amount or degree. They increased the size of the house by two hundred square feet. The engine size on the new model has been increased by a small amount.
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* Data size or "size up." It means that if your database size increases by a factor of x, given a constant hardware configuration, then your query response time will increase by no more than a factor of x.
Second, if data size increases by a factor of x, transaction cost should increase by no more than a factor of x.
If they are endlinked in pairs, rubber viscosity increases by a factor of [2.sup.3.5] or 11.3; for four endlinked molecules, viscosity increases by [4.sup.3.5] or 128 times.
Example: Father, age 50, transfers $1,000,000 of closely held corporate stock to a GRAT, retaining the right to receive an annual annuity of 7.0% ($70,000), which increases by 20% each year for five years, remainder to the grantor's children.
Mild weather in the fourth quarter, coupled with production increases by Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Kuwait, pushed prices down almost continuously through December, with spot WTI prices at the turn of the year just above $19.00 per barrel, essentially where they had been at the beginning of 1992.
If enough providers respond in this manner, the VPS portion of the reform package will adjust fee increases, generating further pressures for volume increases by providers.
SBR increases by 3% from 881 kt in 1995 to 907 kt in the year 2000.
The increase is primarily the result of rate increases by contract carriers and carriers supporting the Interdistrict Transportation System.