aug·​men·​ta·​tion ˌȯg-mən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce augmentation (audio)
: the act or process of augmenting something
: the state of being augmented
: 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 These include of oral surgery, weight loss programs, rhinoplasty, breast augmentations and reductions, abdominal tucks, and numerous other procedures. Chiara Accardi, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Apr. 2024 Data augmentation analyzes training data received and artificially generates additional training data to improve recognition accuracy. IEEE Spectrum, 3 Mar. 2024 Afterall, augmentations don’t begin (or end) with makeup. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 6 Feb. 2024 These augmentation pieces sit on top of the foundational elements. Peter Bendor-Samuel, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Despite good progress on that front, technological challenges remain, with the result that automation and augmentation in manufacturing, logistics, and autonomous vehicles are proceeding more slowly. James Manyika and Michael Spence, Foreign Affairs, 24 Oct. 2023 Accenture modeling shows that 44% of working hours in the U.S. are in scope for automation or augmentation (pg. 11). Kevan Yalowitz, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 In this context, Kylie denouncing her breast augmentation is fairly predictable and safe. Time, 28 July 2023 By focusing on distinctive member experiences and leveraging AI as a tool for augmentation, credit unions can remain true to their core values while embracing technological progress. Ashish Garg, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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

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The first known use of augmentation was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Augmentation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


aug·​men·​ta·​tion ˌȯg-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen- How to pronounce augmentation (audio)
: the act, action, or process of augmenting
: something that augments

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