augmentation

noun aug·men·ta·tion \ ˌȯg-mən-ˈtā-shən , -ˌmen- \
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

Definition of augmentation

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

Examples of augmentation in a Sentence

  1. augmentations to the benefits package over the years have resulted in a total of 12 paid holidays for employees

Recent Examples of augmentation from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'augmentation.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of augmentation

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

augmentation

noun aug·men·ta·tion \ ˌȯg-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen- \

medical Definition of augmentation

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up augmentation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

meaningless speech or writing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name More Food!

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!