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Meaning of AUGMENTATION

Pronunciation:  `ogmen'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of augmenting
  2. [n]  the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration (usually twice the length of the original)
  3. [n]  the amount by which something increases
 

AUGMENTATION is a 12 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Antonyms: diminution
 
 See Also: increase, increase, statement, step-up

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Aug`men*ta"tion\, n. [LL. augmentatio: cf. F.
augmentation.]
1. The act or process of augmenting, or making larger, by
   addition, expansion, or dilation; increase.

2. The state of being augmented; enlargement.

3. The thing added by way of enlargement.

4. (Her.) A additional charge to a coat of arms, given as a
   mark of honor. --Cussans.

5. (Med.) The stage of a disease in which the symptoms go on
   increasing. --Dunglison.

6. (Mus.) In counterpoint and fugue, a repetition of the
   subject in tones of twice the original length.

{Augmentation court} (Eng. Hist.), a court erected by Stat.
   27 Hen. VIII., to augment the revenues of the crown by the
   suppression of monasteries. It was long ago dissolved.
   --Encyc. Brit.

Syn: Increase; enlargement; growth; extension; accession;
     addition.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accession, accretion, adjunct, annex, attachment, bonus, boot, complement, enhancement, enrichment, extra, fixture, increase, increment, plus, raise, reinforcement, rise
 

 

 

 

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