augmented reality

noun
|Updated on: 22 Jul 2018

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

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1992

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