augmented

adjective

aug·​ment·​ed ȯg-ˈmen-təd How to pronounce augmented (audio)
1
: made greater, larger, or more complete
augmented capabilities
… creating a smart city is a matter of scale and augmented connectivity.Roger K. Lewis
see also augmented reality
2
of a musical interval : made one half step greater than major or perfect
an augmented fifth

Examples of augmented in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, Meta warned that Reality Labs, its business segment that focuses on augmented and virtual reality. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 July 2023 Bigger disagreements will center on questions of privacy and identity, said Timoni West, vice president of augmented and virtual reality at Unity Technologies, which builds an engine for video game worlds. Matt O'Brien and Barbara Ortutay, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Nov. 2021 Visitors also can engage with augmented and virtual reality, artifacts and a reproduction of how Fossey lived in her little hut, complete with original notations and desk. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 May 2022 Yet the biggest shock may have come from Zuckerberg's wishy-washy assessment of the company's outlook as Meta pumps billions of dollars into augmented and virtual reality. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 3 Feb. 2022 Ahead of launching its first new product in seven years—a mixed-reality headset—Apple hired Andrea Schubert, Meta’s communications and public relations head for augmented and virtual reality. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 29 Dec. 2021 This software layer will rest on top of augmented and virtual reality hardware. Dan Patterson, CBS News, 8 Dec. 2021 Timoni West, the head of augmented and virtual reality at Unity Technology, talks to WIRED about the future of XR. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 12 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

see augment entry 1

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of augmented was in the 15th century

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“Augmented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/augmented. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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