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- The act or process of augmenting.
- An addition or extra, something that is added to something else.
- 1687, John Aubrey, Remaines of Gentilisme and Judaisme, page 23:
- A small tablet is fixt near the Altar, upon wch the friends of ye defunct lay their offerings in mony according to their own ability and the quality of the person deceased. This custom proves a very happy augmentation to some of the very poor vicars, and is often the best part of their maintenance.
- (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.
- (medicine) A surgical procedure to enlarge a body part, as breast augmentation.
- (medicine) The stage of a disease during which symptoms increase or continue.
- (music) A compositional technique where the composer lengthens the melody by lengthening its note values.
- (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.
the act or process of augmenting
medicine: a surgical procedure to enlarge a body part, as breast augmentation
medicine: the stage of a disease during which symptoms increase or continue
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- The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at 
augmentation f (plural augmentations)