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 Hosted by the titular protagonist (voiced by Tom Kenny) and his best friend Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke), the Los Angeles show presented with virtual emcees and augmented reality elements for the first time. Brendan Le, Peoplemag, 14 July 2024 For example, Apple only began selling its own virtual and augmented reality headset (known as Vision Pro) early this year. Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2024 From artificial intelligence to augmented reality and virtual reality, biotechnology, blockchain, distributed ledger and geoengineering, this is the most complex combination of transformative technologies ever witnessed in our planetary and human history. Foreign Affairs, 10 June 2024 More:New augmented reality walking tour reveals what Third Ward ghost signs used to look like More:Washington County is showcased in a new episode of Discover Wisconsin Cathy Kozlowicz can be reached at 262-361-9132 or cathy.kozlowicz@jrn.com. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 25 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for augmented reality 

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Word History

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 23 Jul. 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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