AskDefine | Define augmentation

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augmentation

Noun

1 the amount by which something increases
2 the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration (usually twice the length of the original) [ant: diminution]
3 the act of augmenting

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The act or process of augmenting.
  2. 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. A surgical procedure to enlarge a body part, as breast augmentation.
  4. The stage of a disease during which symptoms increase or continue.

References

French

Noun

augmentation f
  1. increase

Extensive Definition

Augment may refer to:
augmentation in German: Augmentation

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