[ awg-men-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɔg mɛnˈteɪ ʃən /


the act of augmenting; state of being augmented.
that by which anything is augmented.
Music. modification of a theme by increasing the time value of all its notes.
Heraldry. an addition to a coat of arms granted to a person by a sovereign power in recognition of a notable action.

Origin of augmentation

1425–75; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin augmentātiōn- (stem of augmentātiō). See augment, -ation; replacing late Middle English aumentacion < Middle French Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for augmentation

/ (ˌɔːɡmɛnˈteɪʃən) /


the act of augmenting or the state of being augmented
the amount by which something is increased
music the presentation of a subject of a fugue, in which the note values are uniformly increasedCompare diminution (def. 2)
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