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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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 The coming age of retail augmentation Walmart’s VR push represents how the traditional calculus around retail employees has changed, according to Gartner’s Hetu. Patrick Sisson, Vox, "In Walmart’s virtual reality simulation, Black Friday never ends," 15 Nov. 2018 With a cosmetic breast augmentation, the surgeon isn’t removing your breast tissue in an effort to reduce your risk of a potentially life-threatening condition. Sara Altschule, SELF, "8 Things Not to Say to Someone After a Mastectomy," 3 Dec. 2018 Ryan views the shift toward retail augmentation less about relentless efficiency, and more about relieving employees of boring, burdensome, rote work while giving them the tools and confidence to have better interactions with customers. Patrick Sisson, Vox, "In Walmart’s virtual reality simulation, Black Friday never ends," 15 Nov. 2018 There are ads for breast augmentation with women holding up grapefruits in front of their chests. Loren Savini, Allure, "Breaking the Cycle: Meet the People Who Are Fighting to End Period Stigma," 27 June 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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