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AUGMENTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does augmentation mean? 

AUGMENTATION (noun)
  The noun AUGMENTATION has 3 senses:

1. the amount by which something increases
2. the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration (usually twice the length of the original)
3. the act of augmenting

  Familiarity information: AUGMENTATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUGMENTATION (noun)


Sense 1augmentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The amount by which something increases

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("augmentation" is a kind of...):

increase (a change resulting in an increase)


Sense 2augmentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The statement of a theme in notes of greater duration (usually twice the length of the original)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("augmentation" is a kind of...):

statement ((music) the presentation of a musical theme)

Antonym:

diminution (the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original))


Sense 3augmentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of augmenting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("augmentation" is a kind of...):

increase; step-up (the act of increasing something)


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