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
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Augmentation \Aug`men*ta"tion\, n. [LL. augmentatio: cf. F.
1. The act or process of augmenting, or making larger, by
addition, expansion, or dilation; increase.
2. The state of being augmented; enlargement.
3. The thing added by way of enlargement.
4. (Her.) A additional charge to a coat of arms, given as a
mark of honor. --Cussans.
5. (Med.) The stage of a disease in which the symptoms go on
6. (Mus.) In counterpoint and fugue, a repetition of the
subject in tones of twice the original length.
Augmentation court (Eng. Hist.), a court erected by Stat.
27 Hen. VIII., to augment the revenues of the crown by the
suppression of monasteries. It was long ago dissolved.
Syn: Increase; enlargement; growth; extension; accession;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 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) [ant:
3: the act of augmenting
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "augmentation":
accession, accretion, adjunct, annex, attachment, bonus, boot,
complement, enhancement, enrichment, extra, fixture, increase,
increment, plus, raise, reinforcement, rise
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
AUGMENTATION, old English law. The name of a court erected by Henry VIII.,
which was invested with the power of determining suits and controversies
relating to monasteries and abbey lands.