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

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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 This also opens up very exciting opportunities for motor augmentation. Gary Stix, Scientific American, 19 May 2021 The Space Force’s chief scientist says the service—and the rest of the Pentagon—must develop human augmentation with technology to keep pace with adversaries. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 18 May 2021 By the 1960s -- in the US especially -- many of today's most common cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and face re-shaping, were becoming more commonplace. CNN, 30 May 2021 The Bureau of Prisons would not say how much money was spent on augmentation in the past few years. NBC News, 21 May 2021 The Bureau of Prisons would not say how much money was spent on augmentation in the past few years. Michael R. Sisak And Michael Balsamo, Star Tribune, 21 May 2021 Staff augmentation is usually less expensive than hiring local talent. Steve Taplin, Forbes, 18 May 2021 This allowed the company to morph into a vertical talent marketplace providing software engineering staff augmentation services. Tolu Olasoji, Quartz, 4 May 2021 Strategies could be cost reduction, data cleanup, and data augmentation, Ranganathan says. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 3 June 2021

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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 31 Jul. 2021.

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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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