augmented reality

noun Digital Technology.

an enhanced image or environment as viewed on a screen or other display, produced by overlaying computer-generated images, sounds, or other data on a real-world environment. Abbreviation: AR
a system or technology used to produce such an enhanced environment: With augmented reality, you can get relevant extra information about what you are looking at. Abbreviation: AR

Nearby words

  1. augmentation,
  2. augmentation mammaplasty,
  3. augmentative,
  4. augmented,
  5. augmented cognition,
  6. augmented sixth,
  7. augmented transition network,
  8. augmenter,
  9. augsburg,
  10. augsburg confession

Origin of augmented reality

First recorded in 1980–85; patterned after virtual reality Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for augmented reality

augmented reality


an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer-generated data

Word Origin for augmented reality

C20: based on virtual reality

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