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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

U.S. abbreviation of Incorporated in company names (equivalent of British Ltd.), first attested 1904.


abbr. incorporated


Inc. may refer to:

  • Incorporation (business), an abbreviation of Incorporation, a suffix indicating a corporation
  • Inc. (magazine), an American business magazine
  • Inc. (band), a Los Angeles-based band
  • Incumbent
  • Include, included, or including

Inc may refer to:

  • Increment, a short form in computer programming languages, particularly assembler mnemonics
  • Iglesia ni Cristo, a major independent Christian church in the Philippines.
Inc. (magazine)

Inc. magazine, founded in 1979 and based in New York City, is an American monthly publication focused on growing companies. The magazine publishes an annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., the "Inc. 500."

Usage examples of "inc.".

Home, Shuco-Mist Medical Pressure Systems Inc., the Enfield Marine Public Health Hospital Complex, the Svelte Nail Co.

He was a civil engineer whose hobby was model trains like from Lionel Trains Inc., etc.

Eventually he had worked his way through a variety of agencies until he reached tiny Psynergy, Inc. When Clementine Malone had introduced him to Orchid at the beginning of the week, he had felt every instinct he possessed, strat-talent and otherwise, go to full alert.

If she had not heard the tales from her friends at Psynergy, Inc., she would not have believed that it was possible to do what Rafe was doing.

Psynergy, Inc., employees are trained to handle a wide variety of focus situations.

But she had finally managed to convince him that it would be reasonably safe for her to drive to Psynergy, Inc., alone to collect her check.

I discovered that you work part-tune at Psynergy, Inc. I was on my way there to see if the staff would help me contact you when I saw you walk out the door and head for this espresso bar.

I had never gone to Psynergy, Inc., to hire a full-spectrum prism, I would have met you eventually in the course of tracking down all of the people who had close ties to Theo Willis.

Dick Cramer, called STATS Inc., that was designed to do much the same thing.

Back in 1980, STATS Inc. had set out to sell this sort of information to baseball teams, but the teams wanted nothing to do with it.

Presented with new information by STATS Inc., they showed little interest in it, even when it was offered to them gratis.

Every eighteen months STATS Inc. would hire another bright, well-educated young man who simply could not believe that major league baseball teams did not want to know things that might help them win games.

He would then proceed to hurl himself into the business of selling STATS Inc. to baseball teams.

STATS Inc. gave up trying to sell their superior data to teams and began to sell it to fans.

Their timing could not have been better: the baseball fan was changing in a way that made him a natural customer of STATS Inc. A new kind of fan, with a quasipractical interest in baseball statistics, had been invented.