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 Thus, acceptance of a gift of money or other property by an agency lacking statutory authority to do so is an improper augmentation. Molly Stellino, USA TODAY, "Fact check: President Donald Trump donates his salary, but he still makes money," 11 July 2020 New architecture starts with the assumption humans prefer self-determination in any context, and serves the cause of human augmentation that Douglas Engelbart championed in the earlier days of the internet. Daniel Berninger, Wired, "The Internet Needs a New Architecture that Puts Users First," 13 June 2020 Chrissy Teigen recently opened up about her decision to remove her breast implants — 10 years after her initial augmentation. Thatiana Diaz,, "8 Celebs Who Chose To Remove Their Breast Implants," 27 May 2020 Image In the novel’s first part, Natsu’s sister, Makiko, has traveled to Tokyo from Osaka to consult a doctor about breast augmentation. Katie Kitamura, New York Times, "A Japanese Literary Star Joins Her Peers on Western Bookshelves," 7 Apr. 2020 At the time of this interview, Holley says ChuckWagon and their Madison landlord had yet to discuss any augmentation of their lease terms. Matt Wake |, al, "When coronavirus cancels your grand opening," 31 Mar. 2020 Of course, not every person in these clips has gotten lip augmentation or rhinoplasty. Emma Grey Ellis, Wired, "The Perma-Viral World of the At-Home Nose Job," 26 Feb. 2020 There were 28,430 lip augmentation procedures last year, but there were also 3,547 lip reduction procedures, with the latter skyrocketing by 283 percent. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "These Are the Most Popular Plastic Surgeries Right Now," 2 Mar. 2017 More severe cases may require chin augmentation surgery, in which a chin implant may be inserted or your jaw bones may be moved or reshaped. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, "What Causes a Double Chin and How to Get Rid of It, According to a Plastic Surgeon," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of augmentation

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

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19 Jul 2020

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“Augmentation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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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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