augmented reality

noun

: 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 Embrace cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain, augmented reality and data analytics. Tyler Moebius, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Naturally, artificial intelligence plays a prominent role in this concept, as does augmented reality and vehicle connectivity. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 13 Feb. 2024 The firm wants Disney to think about spinning off some of its real estate holdings into a real estate investment trust and to invest more money in virtual and augmented reality. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Feb. 2024 Most of the digital-plus-physical experiences that companies might call spatial computing, the metaverse, mixed reality, blah blah blah, are on a continuum between virtual reality and augmented reality. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2024 The company has also continued to invest heavily in its Reality Labs unit, which houses its investments in building the metaverse, Meta’s vision for an immersive form of the internet that relies on virtual and augmented reality. Clare Duffy, CNN, 1 Feb. 2024 Apple is betting that mixed reality — the melding of virtual and augmented reality — will eventually become a major source of revenue. Mark Gurman, Fortune, 19 Jan. 2024 Aspire also hopes to create a unique viewing experience, that will let the audience get behind the car’s nonexistent wheel via virtual and augmented reality. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 17 Jan. 2024 So the stage was set for its rivals to compete by making CES 2024 a showcase of new ideas about virtual and augmented reality. Jay Peters, The Verge, 12 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of augmented reality was in 1992

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“Augmented reality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/augmented%20reality. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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augmented reality

noun
: 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 (as a smartphone camera)
also : the technology used to create augmented reality
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