augmented reality


Definition of augmented reality

: an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (such as a smartphone camera) also : the technology used to create augmented reality

Examples of augmented reality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web High-tech traveling includes virtual reality and augmented reality. CBS News, "Gazing into the future: What life, work and travel could look like in 2021," 1 Jan. 2021 This next generation will help improve things like teleworking and distance learning, as well as more futuristic pursuits like holograms and virtual and augmented reality. Aj Willingham, CNN, "21 things to look forward to in 2021 ... if everything works out," 31 Dec. 2020 Artist Nancy Baker Cahill, who has long used augmented reality as an artistic platform, was also involved, making the monument available for viewing on her 4th Wall app. Los Angeles Times, "Armenian monuments are at risk in Azerbaijan. L.A. artists make their own to keep memory alive," 16 Dec. 2020 The pieces are showcased using technological elements such as projection mapping, holograms, augmented reality, lightmapping, motion-tracking cameras, and gamification. Marcy De Luna, Chron, "Seismique interactive art museum announces opening date," 15 Dec. 2020 Across the course of this year, with the coronavirus all but eliminating the possibility of live performances, many creatives have been left scrambling while trying to make sense of the new possibilities of online concerts and augmented reality. Edwin Okolo, Vogue, "The New Exhibition Spotlighting Nigeria’s Marginalized Drag Community," 14 Dec. 2020 Making its own mobile processors has helped Apple innovate with such features as facial recognition and augmented reality on the iPhone. Tom Simonite, Wired, "With Its Own Chips, Apple Aims to Define the Future of PCs," 10 Nov. 2020 Most of the temporary Canal Convergence installations have augmented reality features. Elizabeth Montgomery, The Arizona Republic, "Canal Convergence 2020 guide: Here is everything you need to know before you go," 2 Nov. 2020 According to those on the team, augmented reality’s current role in journalism is meant to be supplemental the same way a video, a photo or a graphic might be. Danya Issawi, New York Times, "As Augmented Reality Evolves, the Reporting Is All Around You," 31 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of augmented reality

1992, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of augmented reality was in 1992

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13 Jan 2021

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“Augmented reality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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