augmentation

noun
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

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Though normally this level will not include surgical capabilities, certain operations may require their augmentation with the capabilities to perform emergency surgery and essential post-operative management. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Navy Wants a New 'Ambulance Ship' to Treat War Wounded," 26 Mar. 2019 Plastic surgery is becoming more and more commonplace, and everything from injectables to more traditional procedures (like breast augmentations and face-lifts) are on the table. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "YouTuber Karissa Pukas Says She Removed Her Breast Implants After Years of Painful Side Effects," 4 Aug. 2018 There were also increases in buttock and breast augmentations that use fat grafting. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "These Are the Most Popular Plastic Surgeries Right Now," 2 Mar. 2017 Restylane® Silk is for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral wrinkles in patients over the age of 21. Vogue, "Celebrity Manicurist Deborah Lippmann on Beauty, Aging, and the Product That Changed her Relationship With her Hands," 1 Apr. 2019 In 2017, the top five procedures that require traditional surgery were breast augmentation (up 3% from 2016), liposuction (up 5%), nose reshaping (down 2%) eyelid surgery (no change), and tummy tuck (up 2%). Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "These Are the Most Popular Plastic Surgeries in the U.S.," 2 Mar. 2018 The more a user moves and reorients, the more information is tracked, and the more accurate and realistic the augmentations can become. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "How ARKit 2 works, and why Apple is so focused on AR," 16 June 2018 Here in 2018, the kind of augmentation Harpreet Sareen and Pattie Maes are exhibiting in a project from MIT is a little more high-tech, harnessing the power of naturally occurring circuits in plants. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "The Leafy Green Cyborgs Are Coming," 6 Dec. 2018 Pilots on that route, however, were able to turn off the maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) and guide the plane to safety. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Lion Air Pilots Tried to Override Technical Glitch Before Fatal Crash," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of augmentation

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

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augmentation

noun
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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