augmentation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English augmentation, augmentacion, augmentacioun, from Old French augmentacion, from Latin augmentātiō, verbal noun from augmentō (increase, verb).

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Noun[edit]

augmentation (countable and uncountable, plural augmentations)

  1. The act or process of augmenting.
  2. (heraldry) A particular mark of honour, granted by the sovereign in consideration of some noble action, or by favour; and either quartered with the family arms, or on an escutcheon or canton.
  3. (medicine) A surgical procedure to enlarge a body part, as breast augmentation.
  4. (medicine) The stage of a disease during which symptoms increase or continue.
  5. (music) A compositional technique where the composer lengthens the melody by lengthening its note values.
  6. (Scotland, law) An increase of stipend obtained by a parish minister by an action raised in the Court of Teinds against the titular and heritors.

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References[edit]

  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at [1]

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin augmentātiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /oɡ.mɑ̃.ta.sjɔ̃/
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Noun[edit]

augmentation f (plural augmentations)

  1. An increase, a raise
    Synonym: hausse
    Antonyms: diminution, baisse
  2. A pay raise

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