verb (used with object)
- to raise (the upper note of an interval or chord) by a half step.
- to double the note values of (a theme): In the fugue's development the subject is augmented.
verb (used without object)
Origin of augment
Synonyms for augment
Related Words for augmenteddevelop, strengthen, intensify, enlarge, multiply, reinforce, heighten, enhance, inflate, boost, expand, amplify, raise, extend, swell, magnify, mount, increase, sweeten, pad
Examples from the Web for augmented
Contemporary Examples of augmented
This is only made that much worse by the grim statistics we augmented on Friday.The Fear About Things That Won't Kill Us Is Killing Us
October 25, 2014
Many have augmented local police to establish a city defense force in preparation for an attack by ISIS.Kurdish Forces are Pushing Back Against ISIS, Gaining Ground Around Mosul
June 13, 2014
The ARC4 augmented reality system is finally ready to move from the military to the marketplace.
Augmented reality has been a staple of science fiction since the dawn of computing.
Active-duty personnel alone amount to more than 1.3 million people, augmented by another 800,000 reservists.Let’s Put Things in Perspective: You’re Still Safer on a Military Base
April 7, 2014
Historical Examples of augmented
Every attention which was now paid to me augmented my dear mother's apprehensions.Beaux and Belles of England
These movements had augmented the trouble and curiosity of every one.
This attachment was only augmented by the difficulty of seeing each other.
On Tuesday the success was repeated artistically and augmented financially.Scaramouche
The other expressed by look and tone an augmented consciousness of the unexpected.The Market-Place
- denoting a chord based upon an augmented triadan augmented seventh chord
- denoting a triad consisting of the root plus a major third and an augmented fifth
- (postpositive)(esp in jazz) denoting a chord having as its root the note specifiedD augmented
Word Origin for augment
past participle adjective from augment, c.1600. Musical sense is attested from 1825.
c.1400, from Old French augmenter "increase, enhance" (14c.), from Late Latin augmentare "to increase," from Latin augmentum "an increase," from augere "to increase, make big, enlarge, enrich," from PIE root *aug- "to increase" (cf. Sanskrit ojas- "strength;" Lithuanian augu "to grow," aukstas "high, of superior rank;" Greek auxo "increase," auxein "to increase;" Gothic aukan "to grow, increase;" Old English eacien "to increase"). Related: Augmented; augmenting. As a noun from early 15c.