augmented reality

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augmented reality (countable and uncountable, plural augmented realities)

  1. (computing) The merging of a view of the real-world environment upon a digital image in real time.
    Synonym: AR
    • 1997 August, Ronald T. Azuma, “A Survey of Augmented Reality”, in Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments[1], volume 6, number 4, →DOI, →ISSN, pages 355–385:
      Augmented Reality enhances a user's perception of and interaction with the real world. The virtual objects display information that the user cannot directly detect with his own senses.
    • 2019 February 22, Julia Carrie Wong, “‘We won't be war profiteers’: Microsoft workers protest $480m army contract”, in The Guardian[2]:
      Microsoft workers are calling on their employer to cancel a $480m contract to provide the US army with augmented reality (AR) headsets, saying they “do not want to become war profiteers”.


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