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augmentation

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French augmentacion, from Latin augmentatio, verbal noun from augmento (to increase)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

augmentation (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 multiplying the length of each note by the same number

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ReferencesEdit

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

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

augmentation f (plural augmentations)

  1. increase

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