Augmentation definition

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The condition of being augmented.
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Something that augments.
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An augmenting or being augmented.
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A thing that augments; addition; increase.
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(music) The presentation of a theme in notes of usually double time value.
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(music) Variation of a theme by lengthening, usually doubling, the time value of the notes.
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The act or process of augmenting.
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(heraldry) A particular mark of honour, granted by the sovereign in consideration of some noble action, or by favour; and either quartered with the family arms, or on an escutcheon or canton.
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(medicine) A surgical procedure to enlarge a body part, as breast augmentation.
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(medicine) The stage of a disease during which symptoms increase or continue.
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(music) A compositional technique where the composer lengthens the melody by multiplying the length of each note by the same number.
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The act or process of augmenting.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
augmentation
Plural:
augmentations

Origin of augmentation

  • From Old French augmentacion, from Latin augmentatio, verbal noun from augmento (“to increase”)

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