aug·​men·​ta·​tion | \ ˌȯg-mən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce augmentation (audio) , -ˌmen- \

Definition of augmentation

1a : the act or process of augmenting something
b : the state of being augmented
2 : something that augments : addition

Examples of augmentation in a Sentence

augmentations to the benefits package over the years have resulted in a total of 12 paid holidays for employees
Recent Examples on the Web The newest space offers dentistry services of all kinds, but also can supply cosmetic medical services, including breast augmentation, liposuction, Brazilian butt lifts and more. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 23 Aug. 2022 This is a major step for the entire exoskeleton industry that can lead to a transformation in how wearable technology for physical augmentation is viewed around the globe. Borislav Marinov, Forbes, 16 Aug. 2022 Is the goal restoration of movement, augmentation, or maybe enhancement? Elissa Welle, STAT, 18 July 2022 Decision augmentation is most appropriate for these. Pascal Bornet, Forbes, 18 July 2022 Exploring sustainable and cost-effective water augmentation opportunities. Joshua Bowling, The Arizona Republic, 5 July 2022 Other sectors like transportation, manufacturing, infrastructure, agriculture, and human augmentation are also going to see huge breakthroughs in the coming years because of Putin’s reprehensible actions in Ukraine. Dakin Sloss, Fortune, 28 June 2022 Most patients use two syringes per cheekbone treatment session and two to four syringes for chin augmentation procedures. Micaela English, Town & Country, 14 June 2022 In the current scenario, urban authorities are facing serious challenges in addressing the water demand and water supply augmentation for the future. Niyati Seth, Quartz, 8 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of augmentation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Augmentation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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aug·​men·​ta·​tion | \ ˌȯg-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen- How to pronounce augmentation (audio) \

Medical Definition of augmentation

1 : the act, action, or process of augmenting
2 : something that augments

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