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Definitions for augmentation
ˌɔg mɛnˈteɪ ʃənaug·men·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. augmentationnoun

    the amount by which something increases

  2. augmentationnoun

    the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration (usually twice the length of the original)

  3. augmentationnoun

    the act of augmenting


  1. augmentationnoun

    The act or process of augmenting.

  2. augmentationnoun

    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.

  3. augmentationnoun

    A surgical procedure to enlarge a body part, as breast augmentation.

  4. augmentationnoun

    The stage of a disease during which symptoms increase or continue.

  5. augmentationnoun

    a compositional technique where the composer lengthens the melody by multiplying the length of each note by the same number

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Augmentationnoun

    Etymology: from augment.

    Those who would be zealous against regular troops after a peace, will promote an augmentation of those on foot. Addison.

    What modification of matter can make one embryo capable of so prodigiously vast augmentation, while another is confined to the minuteness of an insect. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    By being glorified, it does not mean that he doth receive any augmentation of glory at our hands; but his name we glorify, when we testify our acknowledgment of his glory. Richard Hooker.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Augmentationnoun

    the act or process of augmenting, or making larger, by addition, expansion, or dilation; increase

  2. Augmentationnoun

    the state of being augmented; enlargement

  3. Augmentationnoun

    the thing added by way of enlargement

  4. Augmentationnoun

    a additional charge to a coat of arms, given as a mark of honor

  5. Augmentationnoun

    the stage of a disease in which the symptoms go on increasing

  6. Augmentationnoun

    in counterpoint and fugue, a repetition of the subject in tones of twice the original length


  1. Augmentation

    In Western music and music theory, the word augmentation has three distinct meanings. Augmentation is a compositional device where a melody, theme or motif is presented in longer note-values than were previously used. Augmentation is also the term for the proportional lengthening of the value of individual note-shapes in older notation by coloration, by use of a sign of proportion, or by a notational symbol such as the modern dot. A major or perfect interval that is widened by a chromatic semitone is an augmented interval, and the process may be called augmentation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of augmentation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of augmentation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of augmentation in a Sentence

  1. State John Kerry:

    Everybody is seized by the urgency. We have been all along but the migration levels and continued destruction, the danger of potential augmentation by any unilateral moves puts a high premium on diplomacy at this moment.

  2. Erin Cleary:

    I see music as the augmentation of a split second of time.

  3. Puneet Agarwal:

    Dr. Perkins saw the opportunity to create an entirely new market around hearing augmentation via an elegantly designed wearable device that’s powered by the user and financially accessible, at True, we believe that entrepreneurship is a powerful force for global good. Soundhawk’s mission aligns closely with that belief, potentially impacting the hundreds of millions of people experiencing hearing loss globally who do not qualify for existing solutions.

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