Definition of augmentation:
- A additional charge to a coat of arms, given as a mark of honor.
- In counterpoint and fugue, a repetition of the subject in tones of twice the original length.
- The act or process of augmenting, or making larger, by addition, expansion, or dilation; increase.
- The stage of a disease in which the symptoms go on increasing.
- The state of being augmented; enlargement.
- 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.
- "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
- "Select Speeches of Daniel Webster", Daniel Webster.