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{adj: raising} increasing in quantity or value
"a cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate"

{n: escalation} an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy
"higher wages caused an escalation of prices"
"there was a gradual escalation of hostilities"

{n: escalator clause, escalator} a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index)

{n: raise, rise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increase} the amount a salary is increased
"he got a 3% raise"
"he got a wage hike"

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