Definition of augmentation :
1. A additional charge to a coat of arms, given as a mark of honor.
2. In counterpoint and fugue, a repetition of the subject in tones of twice the original length.
3. The act or process of augmenting, or making larger, by addition, expansion, or dilation; increase.
4. The stage of a disease in which the symptoms go on increasing.
5. The state of being augmented; enlargement.
6. The thing added by way of enlargement.
augmentation (part of speech: noun)
increase (part of speech: noun)
expansion (part of speech: noun)
addition (part of speech: noun)
- We are in hopes, that this augmentation is not to respect us; because it is proposed as a measure of reciprocity, whereas, in some of our States, no such duties exist, and in others they are extremely light; because we have been made to hope a diminution, instead of augmentation; and because this distinction cannot draw on France any just claims from other nations; the jura gentis amicissima, conferred by her late treaties, having reference expressly to the nations of Europe only; and those conferred by the more ancient ones not being susceptible of any other interpretation, nor admitting a pretension of reference to a nation which did not then exist, and which has come into existence under circumstances distinguishing its commerce from that of all other nations. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
- This new and important augmentation of territory could not fail to give uneasiness to Russia. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
- Is the augmentation of executive power a democratic principle? - "Select Speeches of Daniel Webster", Daniel Webster.