augment

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English augmenten, from Middle French augmenter, from Old French augmenter, from Late Latin augmentare (to increase), from Latin augmentum (an increase, growth), from augere (to increase).

PronunciationEdit

  • Verb:
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ɔːɡˈmɛnt/
    • (US) IPA(key): /ɑɡˈmɛnt/
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    • Rhymes: -ɛnt
  • Noun:
  • Hyphenation: aug‧ment

VerbEdit

augment (third-person singular simple present augments, present participle augmenting, simple past and past participle augmented)

  1. (transitive) To increase; to make larger or supplement.
    The money from renting out a spare room can augment a salary.
  2. (intransitive, reflexive) To grow; to increase; to become greater.
  3. (music) To slow the tempo or meter, e.g. for a dramatic or stately passage.
  4. (music) To increase an interval, especially the largest interval in a triad, by a half step (chromatic semitone).
  5. (grammar, transitive) To add an augment to.

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NounEdit

augment (plural augments)

  1. (grammar) In some Indo-European languages, a prefix e- (a- in Sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.
    The augment is found in Greek, Indo-Iranian, Armenian and Phrygian.
  2. (grammar) In some Bantu languages, an additional vowel prepended to the noun prefix.
  3. An increase.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin augmentum.

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NounEdit

augment m (plural augments)

  1. increase, rise, rising
  2. (linguistics) augment
  3. (optics) magnification

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin augmentum or another European language.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑu̯xˈmɛnt/
  • Hyphenation: aug‧ment
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

NounEdit

augment n (plural augmenten)

  1. (Indo-European grammar) augment (prefix before a past-tense verb)

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FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin augmentum.

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augment m (plural augments)

  1. (medieval law) part of the estates which the widow could inherit
    • Est aussi conclud et accordé qu'au lieu de douaire dont l'on a accoustumé d'user en France, ladite dame Elisabeth aura pour augment le dot dudit mariage selon l'usage des pais du roy d'Espagne, 166,666 escus d'or sol deux tiers.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
      (marriage contract of the prince of Spain and Ms Elisabeth of France)
      note: this quote is in Middle French
  2. (grammar) augment
    L'augment syllabique consiste en l’addition d’une syllabe ; l'augment temporel, dans le changement d’une brève en longue.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

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PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin augmentum.

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NounEdit

augment m inan

  1. (grammar) augment (a suffix in some Indo European languages indicating the past tense)

DeclensionEdit

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nouns
adjective

Further readingEdit

  • augment in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • augment in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French augment or Latin augmentum.

NounEdit

augment n (plural augmente)

  1. increase, growth, augmentation

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